A Lawrence man has been charged with filing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
30-year-old Bradley Stoneking was alleged to have made false statements in his income tax return for 2010. He falsely claimed federal tax withholdings on gambling winnings in the amount of approximately $330,000. In fact, the federal tax withholding on his gambling winnings was $300.
If convicted he faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Internal Revenue Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.