Boston police officer agrees to plead guilty to tax charge


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Date: April 7, 2022


A Boston police officer was charged and has agreed to plead guilty to allegedly failing to report gambling winnings on his tax returns.

Dana Lamb, of Roslindale, was charged and has agreed to plead guilty to one count of filing a false document with the Internal Revenue Service. A plea hearing has not yet been scheduled by the Court.

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 the 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.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Joleen D. Simpson, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation in Boston; and Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M Carris, Deputy Chief of Rollins's Public Corruption Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.