Sentencing delayed for former Jackson strip club owner

Published 4:34 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A federal sentencing hearing has been rescheduled for Nov. 5 for a former strip club owner convicted of filing false tax returns.

Jon Adams was to be sentenced Tuesday.

In June, Adams was convicted by a federal jury in Jackson of filing false tax returns for 1999 and 2000.

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Frank Trapp, Adams’ attorney, has filed a motion seeking to gain access to some prosecution records he claimed weren’t provided to the defense during discovery. A judge not yet ruled on the motion.

The government said Adams had substantially more income than the $227,415 he reported in 1999 on his amended return and the $400,423 he reported in 2000, according to court records.

Adams faces a maximum of three years in prison and a $100,000 fine on each count.

In 1999, Adams was instrumental in the conviction of former Jackson city council president Louis Armstrong.

Adams had told authorities that he paid money to Louis Armstrong and the councilman’s son, Artie, to secure a favorable vote for rezoning his club so it could operate legally in Jackson.