Salina Strip Club Owner Allegedly Hides Over $500,000
KSAL Staff - Wed 03:16 PM 08/22/2012
A Salina bar owner is facing federal charges, accused of failing to report over $500,000 in income, and underpaying his taxes by over $150,000.
According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom's Office, 49-year-old Kirk Roberts is charged with failing to report $537,942 in income for tax years 2006, 2007 and 2008 and underpaying his taxes by $153,519.
The indictment alleges Roberts owned the Wild Wild West, a strip club west of Salina. He collected $3 to $5 cash per night per customer for door cover charges, $25 to $50 per night in cash for house fees paid by dancers for the ability to dance on the stage, and $35 per half hour in cash for fees charged to dancers for use of private rooms or “champagne rooms.”
The cash from the fees was not recorded on the business’ cash register. Rather than depositing the cash into the business’ bank account, Roberts deposited the money into a personal account.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.