Special Agent Bryan Thiel with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation unit out of Denver stated in an interview with SUN staff this morning that they have executed a warrant on The Springs Resort & Spa and are taking control of the business for the day. Guests of the hotel can still come and go. Business operations are expected to resume by the end day.
Updated Sept. 25, 2014, 1:30 p.m.: The head of The Gulfstream Companies and The Springs Resort and Spa provided a statement via email to The Pagosa Springs SUN this afternoon in response to government search warrants executed earlier today on the resort by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation unit out of Denver.
The email stated, “Nerissa and Keely Whittington said this morning, ‘We have been cooperating with the Government and its ongoing investigation. Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of documents have already been supplied. The Whittingtons will continue to cooperate with the agents serving the search warrants. Both locations are open for business.’”
A full story will be printed in next week’s paper, and updates will be online as available.