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Bar Owner Sentenced for Tax Evasion

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

An Atkins man who committed tax evasion by not reporting all his income from the businesses he owned was sentenced earlier this week to 18 months in federal prison.

Bradley Tischer, age 51, from Atkins, IA, received the prison term after a guilty plea was entered for one count of tax evasion in March 2016.

In a plea agreement, Tischer admitted he 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 was used to operate Miguel’s and Bobby T’s.  Tischer underpaid his taxes from 2009-2013 and the resulting tax loss was over $250,000.00.  Each tax return contained a written declaration that it was signed under the penalty of perjury.  Tischer knew he had not reported all of his income.

Tischer was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Tischer was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment and fined $5,000.00.  A special assessment of $100.00 was imposed, and he was ordered to make $2,961.88 in restitution to the United States for costs of prosecution.  He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Tischer was released on the bond previously set and is to surrender to the United States Marshal on a date yet to be set.

The case was 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 September 14, 2016