A real estate developer with one-time political connections in North Las Vegas has been charged with three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns.
Shawn P. Lampman, 47, a former business partner of three-term former North Las Vegas Mayor Michael Montandon, is accused of failing to file returns for the years 2006 through 2008, though he earned a combined $8.7 million in income.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, Lampman earned $960,000 in 2006, $7.4 million in 2007 and $340,000 in 2008.
Lampman, who is being summoned to court to answer the charges, faces up to one year in federal prison on each of the three counts.
U.S. District Judge James Mahan has been assigned the case.
Montandon, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010, had been criticized over the years for voting on matters involving the old Craig Ranch Golf Course, once co-owned by Lampman, despite his business ties to Lampman. The former mayor once faced state ethics charges linked to Lampman that were dismissed.
In 2004, the North Las Vegas City Council voted to buy the 132-acre golf course with the help of a U.S. Bureau of Land Management grant. The city has been transforming the golf course into the Craig Ranch Regional Park.
The tax case against Lampman was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation in Las Vegas and is being prosecuted by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre.
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