Suburban strip club owner facing prison time

February 6, 2011 6:27:47 AM PST
A Chicago-area strip club owner has been sentenced to one year in prison for tax crimes.

Michael Wellek owns clubs in Elk Grove Village, Markham and Harvey.

In 2003, the IRS seized $12 million that Wellek had stashed in a warehouse. He pleaded guilty to failing to file a tax return for 2000 and to obstructing the IRS.