A Las Vegas lawyer was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Mark Lobello was also ordered to pay $141,667 to the Internal Revenue Service. According to federal reports, Lobello earned more than $600,000 between 1997 and 2001, but failed to file federal income tax returns or pay taxes. After his guilty plea, Lobello paid taxes on his income from 2002 to 2005.
He concealed his assets by paying for personal items in cash or using business funds. He also repeatedly filed motions to quash the IRS’ request for his records, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Lobello, who has a business administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and practiced personal injury and business law, must surrender to authorities by Feb. 2.