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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Omaha Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

On October 9, 2014, Todd Shannon Bartusek, age 43 of Omaha, Nebraska, pled guilty to one count of Tax Evasion, a felony, before the Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, Senior United States District Court Judge.  The penalty for such offense includes a term of imprisonment of up to five years, a $250,000 fine, or both such fine and imprisonment, and a term of supervised release of up to three years.  Bartusek is to be sentenced on January 9, 2015.

An investigation conducted by the Internal Revenue Service determined that between at least 2007 and 2010, Bartusek operated a sports bookmaking business while a resident of the District of Nebraska.  While operating the sports bookmaking business, Bartusek collected losses, receiving payment in the form of cash, checks, and internet payments.  Bartusek did not report any of the income he received from the sports bookmaking business on his 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 personal income tax returns.  The unreported income for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 resulted in an additional income tax due and owing the Internal Revenue Service of at least $256,902. 

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.

Updated January 29, 2015