Federal Prostitution Charges Brought Against Former Dodge County Strip Club Owner, Manager

(Lebanon) Two men who operated a Dodge County strip club are facing federal prostitution charges. A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Wisconsin has indicted Radomir Buzdum, formerly of Watertown, and Timothy Miller, of Watertown, for offenses connected to the operation of the TNT/Wild Rose strip club that had been located in Lebanon.

One of the three counts included in the indictment alleges that between July of 2012 and January of 2019, Buzdum – the owner of the club – and Miller – a former manager – conspired with each other and others to use facilities in interstate commerce to promote and manage unlawful prostitution offenses. According to the indictment, the purpose of the conspiracy was to generate revenue by making areas of the club available for unlawful prostitution activity. It also alleges that members of the conspiracy hired dancers willing to perform sex acts, including women they knew were working for pimps.

Counts two and three of the indictment allege that Buzdum filed false tax returns for Tequila Nights, Inc. in 2015 and 2016. According to the indictment, Buzdum was the sole shareholder for Tequila Nights, Inc., through which he operated both TNT and Dew Drop Inn – a tavern in Watertown. Buzdum allegedly underreported gross receipts and business income from his strip club and tavern.

If convicted on count one, the 61-year-old Buzdum and the 49-year-old Miller would each face up to five years in prison. On counts two and three, Buzdum would face three years on each charge.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Racine Police Department, United States Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General, Hartford Police Department, and Federal Deposition Insurance Corporation – Office of Inspector General, with the assistance of the Wisconsin Department of Justice –Division of Criminal Investigation, Watertown Police Department, Milwaukee Police Department and United States Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations.