OHIO LOTTERY WINNER PLEADS GUILTY TO TAX FRAUD
Mustafa Shalash, of Hillard, Ohio, reportedly pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return, after winning $1million in 2015.
Shalash allegedly falsely claimed gambling losses, and tried to conceal his winnings by wiring money abroad.
“Concealing bank accounts overseas and inflating losses on a tax return is a recipe for criminal tax prosecution,” said Bryant Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, IRS, Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office. “IRS CI will continue to apply substantial resources towards and vigorously investigate criminal tax fraud.”