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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lawrence Man Charged With False ClaimAbout Taxes On Gambling Winnings

KANSAS CITY, KAN. A Lawrence man has been charged with filing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Bradley Stoneking, 30, Lawrence, Kan., was alleged to have made false statements in his income tax return for 2010. He falsely claimed federal tax withholdings on gambling winnings in the amount of approximately $330,000. In fact, the federal tax withholding on his gambling winnings was $300.

If convicted he faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Internal Revenue Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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Updated December 15, 2014