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September 19, 2014

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Real estate developer pleads guilty after not filing taxes

A real estate developer with ties to a former North Las Vegas mayor pleaded guilty in federal court today to one misdemeanor count of failing to file a tax return for the year 2007, according to court records.

Shawn Lampman, 48, was charged in April 2013 with three counts of failing to file tax returns, according to court records. Lampman was accused of not filing returns for 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Lampman’s gross income for the year he agreed to plead to — 2007 — exceeded $7,400,000, according to court records.

The tax loss, which will be determined at sentencing, is expected to be between $1 million and $2 million, the Internal Revenue Service said in a statement.

For 2006, Lampman’s gross income exceeded $960,000 and for 2008, Lampan’s gross income exceeded $340,000, court records show.

Lampman, 48, faces up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000, according to the plea agreement.

Lampan was once a business partner of former North Las Vegas Mayor Michael Montandon, against whom an ethics complaint was filed for not disclosing his relationship with Lampman, who was involved in property that was being rezoned to allow a golf course.

The United States Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case. The Internal Revenue Service investigated the case.

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