The owner of a series of popular topless bars in the Chicagoland area is in some deep trouble with the federal government.
Investigators say they found piles of bags and boxes full of cash marked by date in the warehouse, according to the Sun-Times. Wellek argues the cash was taken there for counting but it was going to be deposited later.
The government does not believe Wellek, and accuse him of failing to file tax returns between 1989 to 1999, and dodging, lying and obstructing an investigation by IRS agents. Court records also indicate he failed to report $3.5 million in income in 2000.
Wellek's attorney says his client will plead guilty to the charges.
If convicted, he could face up to three years in prison for each charge.