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For Immediate Release
June 15, 2005
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

BIG LOTTERY WINNER CONVICTED OF TAX FRAUD

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today the conviction of Faegh Ansari-Jaberi, 57, for failing to file his State tax returns between 2000 and 2002. Ansari-Jaberi, who lives on the 4600 block of Park Avenue in Chevy Chase, admitted to having received over $158,000 in Lottery winnings between 2000 and 2002, none of which was reported by him to the Comptroller as required. In addition, he received a salary as a car salesman, disability payments and real estate commissions, totaling an additional $116,000 in unreported income.

The penalty for Failing to File your State income tax return is 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing has been set by the Honorable Judge Joseph Manck, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, for September 12, 2005.

The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Criminal Investigations Division and the Maryland State Police. It was first referred to the Attorney General’s CID by the Office of the Legislative Auditor.


 

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