Gentleman's Club owner indicted for tax evasion

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 61-year-old gentlemen's club owner from Jacksonville has been indicted on federal charges of tax evasion.

From 2007 through 2010, Fred Bedran allegedly under-reported his personal income and the gross receipts and sales at JR's Cocktails at 1553 S. Lane Ave. to avoid paying the full amount of income taxes, according to an indictment from the US Attorney's Office.

IRS agents raided a Ponte Vedra Beach home owned by Bedran in November 2011. At the time, Bedran and JR Bedran owned the SOS Lounge at 4506 San Juan Ave., other records showed.

If convicted on all counts, Bedran faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison and a $100,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.


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