Denver Madam Pleads Guilty

Late last year, I reported on Brenda Stewart. Ms. Stewart owned Denver Sugar and Denver Players, a prostitution ring that, per the Denver Post, catered to the high-end of Denver society.

The problem for Ms. Stewart wasn’t the call-girl ring; rather, it was what she did not do with the profits. She forgot that you do need to pay taxes on all income, even income from being a call girl.

This past week Ms. Stewart changed her plea. In a plea bargain, she pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion; in return, the government dropped 69 other charges (racketeering, money laundering, and witness tampering). She also agreed to make restitution of $45,000 in back taxes and penalties.While Ms. Stewart could receive up to five years at ClubFed, it’s far more likely she’s looking at one year at ClubFed.

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