Club Owner Sentenced for Tax Evasion

SALINA, Kan. (AP) A Salina man has been sentenced to three years of probation for filing false tax returns on his income from a strip club he owned.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Kirk Roberts, 49, must also pay taxes totaling $153,000 under the sentence he received Monday in federal court.

Roberts pleaded guilty in January to failing to report nearly $538,000 in cash receipts at his Wild Wild West club from 2006 through 2008.

Investigators said the club charged customers a nightly cover charge. It also charged nightly cash fees from dancers for performing onstage or using private rooms.

Roberts admitted depositing the cash into a personal account rather than putting into the club’s bank account.