Meridian Star

January 7, 2013

Meridian businessman target of federal probe

By Brian Livingston / blivingston@themeridianstar.com
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     The attorney for a Meridian resident whose businesses were raided over the weekend by FBI and the IRS agents said his client is the target of an income-tax probe.

    During a series of raids this weekend, investigators with the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigations seized financial records from businesses owned by Bill Gordon, according to attorney Bill Ready Sr., who is representing Gordon.

    Ready said businesses owned by Gordon targeted in the raid include the New Place Corner Bar, Bill Gordon's Barber Shop, the Log Cabin Bar on Fifth Street, Cameron's Deli on Fifth Street, the Sidetrack Lounge in Whynot, and a store on Highway 11 and 80 in Russell.

    Ready also said the IRS seized financial records of one of Gordon's sons, Wayne Gordon.

     Ready said properties used to raise quarter horses owned by Bill Gordon and his two sons, Wayne and Dennis Gordon, are also targets of the federal investigation.