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Branson Entertainers Due Back In Court Next Month, Charged With Tax Evasion

By: Monte Schisler, News Director
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011

Branson Entertainers Kirby VanBurch and ex-wife Bambi VanBurch, who still share a stage together at a theatre on Highway 2-48, are due back in Taney County court next month for arraignment, charged with three counts of felony tax evasion. The charges stem from a 5-month period in the summer of 2009. If convicted on all charges, the pair face a maximum of 15 years in prison. But Stone County Assistant Proseuctor Dayrell Scrivner, assigned to the case after the Taney County prosecutor cited a conflict of interest, told HometownDailyNews.com the case might never end up in court:

Dayrell Scrivner Y377 (:21) ....I've seen.

Scrivner declined to say exactly how much money is allegedly involved, only that it was substantial, and the charges were serious. Scrivner said the Missouri Department of Revenue is handling the investigation, and said he doubted it was just an accounting oversight.

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July 7th at 9 a.m. - that's the next scheduled court appearance for Branson Entertainers Kirby VanBurch and his ex-wife Bambi VanBurch. The two are charged in Taney County with 3-counts of Felony Tax Evasion. The Taney County Prosecutor has stepped aside, citing a conflict of interest - so the case is being handled by Assistant Stone County Prosecutor Dayrell Scrivner - who told HometownDailyNews.com a plea deal might be offered up:

Dayrell Scrivner Y378 (:22) ....prosecutor's offices.

Scrivner declined to say exactly how much money was allegedly involved.

He said the charges stem from a 5-month period back in 2009. The VanBurches share the stage together at a theatre on Highway 2-48.

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Branson Entertainers Kirby VanBurch and ex-wife Bambi VanBurch, who still share a stage together at a theatre on Highway 2-48, are due back in Taney County court next month for arraignment, charged with three counts of felony tax evasion. The charges stem from a 5-month period in the summer of 2009. If convicted on all charges, the pair face a maximum of 15 years in prison. The Missouri Department of Revenue is handling the investigation.


Newsjunkie - 06/16/2011 9:06:01 AM
Declined to say how much money was involved? Isn't this a criminal prosecution - so there should be some kind of probable cause statement? Why is prosecutor being so secretive?
WORKIN MAN - 06/16/2011 10:10:40 AM
I bet if I were charged it would make it to court!!!
Just me - 06/18/2011 1:36:19 PM
This is more "depends on who you are" BS that goes on entirely too much in this town. Any poor guy that worked for wages would have been arrested and hauled into jail. I believe you can look at case.net and this pair has been "summonsed" to appear in court. Won't say how much is involved. Perhaps they don't know, they have filed the charges and are half cocked.... Come on surely our justice system can do better than this.