The operators of an adult entertainment club in Chicago have been charged with conspiracy to impede the United States’ Internal Revenue Service in the collection of federal taxes, through the operation of an illegal internet gambling business which allegedly diverted more than $4m in unreported income to themselves.

Patrick J Fitzgerald, U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, said that Anthony Buttitta and his father, Dominic Buttitta, were charged in a two-count criminal information filed in the U.S District Court.

Anthony Buttitta, 42, and Dominic Buttitta, 69, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S by obstructing the IRS in the collection of taxes and one count of operating an illegal gambling business.

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