Owner of pizzeria that made pizza 'Mystic' gets year in slammer

August 25, 2015

Pizzeria operating movie buffs around the country–not to mention PMQ Pizza Magazine headquarters in Oxford, Mississippi–are likely to display an image of the 1988 film starring baby-faced Julia Roberts that put PIZZA front and center on the big screen.   

Now Foxnews.com reports the owner of the Mystic Pizza restaurant in Connecticut made famous in a 1988 flick has been sentenced to a year in the slammer for tax evasion and hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in income. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced 49-year-old John Zelepos of North Stonington, Connecticut, was sentenced August 24 to prison after he pleaded guilty in March to tax evasion and other…