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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

Monday, January 5, 2015

Las Vegas Man who Earned over $7 Million during 2007 Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for Failing to File a Tax Return

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas man who earned over $7 million during 2007 and failed to file a 2008 federal tax return with the IRS, was sentenced today to 10 months in prison,  one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay approximately $2.5 million in restitution to the IRS, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

“We work with the IRS to enforce the nation's tax laws,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden.  “We will do this fully, fairly, and consistently, through both criminal and civil litigation, in order to promote voluntary compliance with the tax laws and to maintain public confidence in the integrity of the tax system.”

Shawn Lampman, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan. Lampman was originally charged in April 2013 and pleaded guilty on April 14, 2014, to one count of failure to file an individual tax return. He must report to federal prison by April 6, 2015.

According to the guilty plea agreement, during 2007, Lampman earned income in excess of $7 million and willfully failed to make and file an individual tax return with the IRS on or before April 15, 2008.

The case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre.

Updated February 4, 2015