Today, Abdul Karim Khanu was found guilty in federal court of tax evasion. Khanu, 42, had been a prominent nightclub owner. At one point, he operated DC Live, Platinum, and H2O. Now, he is facing a maximum of 10 year prison term.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office:
“Khanu owned and operated two nightclubs on F Street in the District, named DC Live (and later VIP) and Platinum, from at least 2000 through 2003. Khanu skimmed millions of dollars in cash from these clubs to pay employees wages in cash, and for his personal use.”
When law enforcement raided Khanu’s Potomac home, they found $1.9 million in cash as well as “a double set of books and records.”