Crossroads Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion – Washington DCSep 17th, 2012 | By owner | Category: Crime & Law, Entertainment, Washington, DC
Bladensburg, Md., eatery Crossroads Nightclub and Restaurant was operating as normal last week, but owner Alton Gaylewas tied up with more serious matters.
On Sept. 11 in Prince George’s County Circuit Court, Gayle pleaded guilty to one charge of willful failure to file return sales and use tax. The club owner’s plea agreement calls for him to pay $1,500 a month to the Maryland Comptroller’s Office until further ordered. (The court filing acknowledges that Gayle had already paid $26,000 of the balance owed.) He received a five-year suspended sentence and has been placed on five years of supervised probation.
This is not the first time Crossroads has been in the news: Prince George’s County shut down the establishment briefly in 2007 in relation to a shooting in its parking lot, and it suddenly closed for “maintenance” for several weeks in Dec. 2010, and again in Feb. 2011.