Le Perigord Owner Pleads Guilty in Tax Case

By Kevin McCoy, USA Today

A founder of famed New York City restaurant Le Périgord faces a potential three-year prison sentence that could take him away from the paragon of traditional French cuisine after he pleaded guilty to hiding income in offshore bank accounts.

Georges Briguet, 77, admitted during a Brooklyn federal court hearing Wednesday that he attempted to obstruct the IRS by concealing the funds for years in two Swiss banks.

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