Roslindale cop pleads guilty to tax fraud

Last month a Boston Police Officer from Roslindale pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false document with the Internal Revenue Service. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal scheduled sentencing for Dana Lamb, 57, of Roslindale for June 30, 2022. Lamb was charged on April 7, 2022.

According to court documents, in May 2020, while an officer for the Boston Police Department, Lamb sold a winning lottery ticket worth $10,000 to a convenience store owner for cash rather than properly claiming it with the Massachusetts Lottery Commission. 

He then failed to report his gambling winnings on his U.S. Individual Tax return for that year. Lamb’s failure to report the gambling proceeds resulted in an additional tax due and owing for that year of $1,800.

The charge of filing a false document with the Internal Revenue Service provides for a sentence of up to one year in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of up to $10,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

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