Michael G. Tangredi pleaded guilty in Davidson County Criminal Court Wednesday on charges of forgery and attempting to evade taxes.
Tangredi, 20, must pay a $500 and was sentenced to probation on a three-year suspended sentence. A charge of attempted tax evasion was dismissed.
On another charge, in which Tangredi was accused of understating the value of a car, he pleaded guilty of attempted tax evasion of more than $500. For that, he must pay a $1,300 restitution — the difference in the understated value. He also picked up a two-year suspended sentence on that charge.
Tangredi was the chief financial officer of M. Tangredi Restaurants, which his father Michael D. Tangredi owned. That business included the restaurants Michael T’s, Tandgredi’s Italian Kitchen, and T’s Tuscan Bar and Grill.
A Davidson County grand jury indicted the younger Tangredi in March 2009.
M. Tangredi Restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2009, and American Express sued the company in 2008 over $1.1 million in allegedly fraudulent credit card charges.
Tangredi’s attorney, David Hopkins, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.