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Lottery Winner Sentenced For Failing To Pay Taxes

Oct 6, 2005, 10:33 am

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A big lottery winner from Chevy Chase, Maryland, has been ordered to serve six months of home confinement for failing to report his windfall to state tax collectors.

It's part of a three-year suspended sentence for Faegh Ansari-Jaberi. The state attorney general's office said Ansari-Jaberi, 57, failed to file state tax returns between 2000 and 2002.

Ansari-Jaberi admitted to having received more than $158,000 in lottery winnings between 2000 and 2002 — none of which he reported to the state.

Additionally, prosecutors say he received another $116,000 in unreported income from his salary as a car salesman, disability payments and real estate commissions.

Ansari-Jaberi must repay the state more than $18,000 in back taxes.

 

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