October 5, 2005
BIG LOTTERY WINNER SENTENCED FOR TAX FRAUD
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that
Faegh Ansari-Jaberi, 57, was sentenced to three years in
all but six months suspended, for failing to file his State
tax returns between 2000 and 2002. Ansari-Jaberi will be
to serve his six-months on home detention due to an existing
medical condition. Ansari-Jaberi, who lives on the 4600 block
of Park Avenue in Chevy Chase, admitted to having received
more than $158,000 in Lottery winnings between 2000 and
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 Honorable Judge Joseph Manck of the Anne Arundel Circuit Court
also ordered Ansari-Jaberi to repay the state $18,164.00 in back
taxes by February 1, 2006.
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 and the Comptroller.