The president of a self-proclaimed “prestigious” and “high-end” Miami Beach escort agency was indicted on Wednesday by the Justice Department – not for pimping but for allegations of tax evasion to businesses and individuals.
Dennis Zarudny of Miami underestimated his personal income, his wife’s personal income and the gross income of his business, called Denzar, according to the indictment.
State records place Denzar in the Akoya Miami Beach condominium, 6365 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. Denzar, according to the indictment, operates Elite Escort Service (also known as “Elite Miami Escorts”), a company whose website lists it as a “prestigious escort agency providing 24-hour escort services. and upscale adult entertainment for gentlemen and couples in South Florida. “
The indictment says Zarudny said the agency made $ 153,361 in 2011, $ 99,519 in 2012, $ 109,578 in 2013 and $ 114,178 in 2014. Applying the lower end of the price bracket indicated by Elite from $ 500 to $ 800 per hour, these numbers would mean that Elite had paying customers for less than six hours per week in 2011, less than four hours per week in 2012, and just over four hours per week in 2013 and 2014.
Zarudny is Denzar’s sole shareholder, according to the indictment. Denzar chose a tax category for which his income, losses and deductions would be reported on Zarudny’s personal tax return.
As to his individual income, the indictment states that Zarudny claimed Denzar’s $ 47,492 for 2011, $ 46,381 for 2013 and $ 50,828 for 2014. Zarundy and his wife said their total income for 2012 was of $ 33,959 and Zarudny de Denzar’s income was $ 29,955.
According to records, Zarudny has a misdemeanor battery case still open in Miami-Dade circuit court since Jan. 1. A 2002 felony procuring charge was dismissed prior to trial.
This story was originally published December 20, 2017 3:56 pm.