Plea hearing change for New Albany strip club owner continued

June 1 – NEW ALBANY – A plea change hearing for a New Albany strip club owner accused of not paying taxes has continued until later this summer.

Rustic Frog owner Donald Scott was in Floyd Superior No. 1 courtroom on Thursday afternoon before it was determined the hearing would be postponed.

Scott faces multiple felony charges for corrupt business practices, money laundering, theft and failure to remit taxes following an investigation into his business by Indiana State Police.

ISP said its Special Investigations Section began investigating Red Ink, Incorporated, a bar and adult entertainment company at 1720 Old River Road in New Albany last year.

Following the investigation, police arrested Scott and charged him with engaging in corrupt business practices and failing to pay Indiana sales tax of $132,542 on a three-year period from 2020 to 2022.

Scott was arrested in March and jailed in Floyd County Jail.

Court records show he released himself from jail shortly after his arrest and posted his $30,000 bail in cash only.

A new plea change hearing is scheduled for August 3.

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