CRIME, Rocco Lombardo sentenced for tax fraud [MP]
Rocco Lombardo is the brother of Joey "The Clown" Lombardo. Rocco Lombardo recently pleaded guilty with fifteen others to a conspiracy to cheat on their taxes. They were low balling their revenue from Crazy Horse Too (photo from planet99.com). See Chicago Tribune (Ray Gibson).
In court filings, John Spilotro, the attorney for Rocco Lombardo, argued that a probation report linking him to his brother was unfair. He asked the court to delete a reference to Joey Lombardo as being the head of the Chicago Outfit and his arrest on the pending federal charges in Chicago.
BTW, is John Spilotro kin of Anthony "Tony the Ant" Spilotro?
"Your honor, it's completely unfair to suggest my client's business had anything to do with organized crime. Just because his brother is in organized crime and I, his lawyer, is related to a notorious organized crime figure, holding this against my client smacks of guilt by association."
So, what's the Proviso angle?
Rocco Lombardo, 71, was known as a body builder and health-food advocate, according to lawyers. He once operated a restaurant in Melrose Park called "Rocky's" and served as a floor manager at the Las Vegas club.
BTW, strip clubs are mostly cash businesses, right? How many strip clubs cheat the tax man? And how do the feds pick which strip clubs to investigate?