Canfield doc jailed for tax crimes

A physician from Canfield has been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay $105,673 after failing to pay Social Security, Medicare and employment taxes collected from his employees, according to the IRS field office in Cincinnati.

Dr. Nicholas M. Garritano, 55, pleaded guilty to willful failure to pay taxes.

Garritano filed quarterly forms from 2009 to 2012 with the IRS on behalf of his corporation, Dr. N.M. Garritano, Inc. with some taxes withheld from the wages of his employees. However, he failed to pay the full amount of the withheld taxes to the IRS, according to court documents.