August 22, 2012
A Salina strip club owner has been indicted for not reporting more than a half million dollars in income.
The U.S. Attorney's office said Kirk Roberts, 49, Salina, is charged with failing to report $537,942 in income for tax years 2006, 2007 and 2008 and underpaying his taxes by $153,519.
In a news release, the U.S. Attorney alleges Roberts owned Wild Wild West, Inc., a strip club. 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.