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Bar Owner Convicted of Tax Evasion

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A bar owner who admitted to filing false tax returns pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Bradley Tischer, age 51, from Atkins, IA, was convicted of one Count of Tax Evasion.

At the plea hearing, Tischer admitted in a plea agreement that he evaded taxes from 2009-2013, knowing the returns were false as to his reportable income. 

Tischer owned and operated three bars and grills known as Brogan’s, Miguel’s and Bobby T’s. He also had a corporation known as JGT, Inc., which were used to operate Miguel’s and Bobby T’s.  Tischer underpaid his taxes from 2009-2013 in the amount of approximately $357,172.  Each tax return contained a written declaration that it was signed under the penalty of perjury.  Tischer knew he had not reported funds taken from Brogan’s and JGT, Inc. which were used for his own benefit.

Sentencing will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Tischer was released pending sentencing.  Tischer faces a maximum penalty of not more than 5 years imprisonment without the possibility of parole; a fine of not more than $100,000; a mandatory assessment of $100; costs of prosecution; and a term of supervised release of up to one year.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Cole and was investigated by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation. 

Court file information at 

The case file number is 16-cr-16.

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Updated March 14, 2016