Lottery winner in IRS trouble


A Columbus area man who won a lottery prize of one-million-dollars is being charged with falsifying his taxes. On Tuesday, officials said that Mustafa Shalash of Hilliard pled guilty to one count of filing a false return with the IRS. In 2015, Shalash won one-million-dollars on a single lottery ticket and then wired almost 700-thousand-dollars to banks overseas while claiming more than a million-dollars in gambling losses on his tax return. Shalash is now awaiting sentencing and could face up to three-years in prison and a 100-thousand-dollar fine.


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