Ex-VIP host at Las Vegas club takes plea in tax case
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A former VIP host at Pure Nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip has admitted filing a false federal income tax return after a federal investigation of employees failing to report thousands of dollars in cash tips.
Former employee Kelly Doll pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Court Judge Miranda Du in Las Vegas to one federal charge stemming from the 2006 tax year.
Prosecutors say Doll's case stems from a probe of unreported "tip pool" money generally shared weekly among employees at the club at the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino.
Former club executive Steve Davidovici and chief doorman Mikel Hasen pleaded guilty in March to a similar charge. Each could face up to 18 months in prison at sentencing next Wednesday.
Doll's sentencing is set Nov. 24.