Omaha Man Sentenced for Tax Evasion
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on February 27, 2015, Todd Shannon Bartusek, age 43 of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced for felony tax evasion. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, Senior United States District Court Judge, sentenced Bartusek to a three year term of probation and a $10,000 fine.
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, check, 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.
As part of his sentence, Bartusek agreed to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the total amount of $168,701.36. Bartusek will also be liable for Internal Revenue Service penalties on the unpaid tax amount.
The case was investigated by the Department of the Treasury, Criminal Investigations.