Kelly Doll, former Pure Nightclub VIP host from the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, has pleaded guilty to the charge of filing a false federal income tax return for 2006. Mr. Doll, along with other VIP Hosts and door personnel, received cash payments from patrons wishing to skip past the general admission line for more desirable seating, according to the Justice Department.
The payments were pooled and distributed each week to managers, VIP hosts, and door personnel. Mr. Doll made the bulk of his income at the nightclub from these pooled tips, and he failed to report this income to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Mr. Doll will be sentenced in September.
Mr. Doll is the fifth person connected to Pure Nightclub to plead guilty to charges of tax fraud, also for failing to report tip income from 2006. Steve Davidovici, former managing owner of the nightclub, and Mr. Doll’s former co-workers, Ali (Sean) Olyaie, Mikel Hasen, and Richard Chu. All these men failed to report earned income in the form of tips, and thus each man filed a false tax return for the 2006 tax year.
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