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Jeffersonville Business Owner arrested on Racketeering and Theft Charges

Jeffersonville - November 24, 2021: A Jeffersonville Bar owner was arrested Wednesday on several felony charges after a year-long investigation.



In October of 2020, Detective Tim Denby, with the Indiana State Police Special Investigations Section, was contacted by the Indiana Department of Revenue about possible illegal activities by the owner and operator of Johnny D's Bar on East Maple Street in Jeffersonville. The information stemmed from alleged under-reported income and underpaid taxes over multiple years by the establishment.




William Longwell is charged with the following:

  1. Corrupt Business Influence (Racketeering) - Level 5 Felony

  2. Theft (four counts)- Level 6 Felony

  3. Failure to Remit Indiana Sales Tax (four counts) -Level 6 Felony

  4. Tax Evasion - Level 6 Felony

  5. Perjury - Level 6 Felony

Detective Denby was assisted by investigators with the Indiana Department of Revenue and the Indiana Excise Police.

“All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law”.

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