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Former Dodge County strip club owner, manager face prostitution-related charges in federal court
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Former Dodge County strip club owner, manager face prostitution-related charges in federal court

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Two men who ran a town of Lebanon strip club are facing federal charges related to acts of prostitution at the club.

Acting United States Attorney Richard Frohling said Tuesday, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Wisconsin indicted 61-year-old Radomir Buzdum, formerly of Watertown, and 49-year-old Timothy Miller, of Watertown, for offenses related to the operation of the TNT/Wild Rose strip club, located in the town of Lebanon.

The indictment contains three counts. Count one alleges that between July 2012 and January 2019, Buzdum, the owner of the club, and Miller, a former manager, conspired with each other and others to use facilities in interstate commerce to promote, manage, and carry on unlawful prostitution offenses.

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According to the indictment, the purpose of the conspiracy was to generate revenue by making areas of the club for unlawful prostitution activity, including oral sex, full intercourse and fetish activities. The indictment further alleges that members of the conspiracy hired and employed dancers willing to perform sex acts, including women they knew were working for pimps, and allowed customers to use credit cards to pay for private rooms and to obtain cash back to pay dancers directly for sex acts.

Counts two and three allege Buzdum made and subscribed materially false tax returns for Tequila Nights Inc. for tax years 2015 and 2016. According to the indictment, Buzdum was the sole shareholder of TNI, through which he operated both TNT and the Dew Drop Inn, a tavern located in Watertown. The indictment alleges that for each year, Buzdum willfully underreported gross receipts and business income from his strip club and his tavern.

If convicted of count one, Buzdum and Miller each would face up to five years in prison.

If convicted of count two or three, Buzdum would face up to three years in prison per count of conviction. All three counts also carry a maximum fine of $250,000 and a maximum term of three years of supervised release following any prison sentence.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erica Lounsberry and Acting U.S. Attorney Richard Frohling.

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