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Charleston restaurant owner charged with false statement, obstruction of proceedings

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 47-year-old Charleston restaurant owner was charged in federal court on Wednesday. 

Jose Jamie Villalpando, owner of Senor Tequila restaurant in Charleston, was charged in a four count indictment with one count of false statement, and three counts of obstruction of proceedings before departments. 

The maximum penalty Villalpando could receive for false statements is five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, and the maximum penalty he could receive for each count of obstruction of proceedings before departments is five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. 

The case was investigated by the Department of Labor-Office of Investigation. 

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