Boston Police Officer Sentenced on Tax Charge

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BOSTON – A Boston Police Officer was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for failing to report gambling winnings on his tax returns.

Dana Lamb, 57, of Roslindale, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal to six months of probation. On April 27, 2022, Lamb pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false document with the Internal Revenue Service and has cooperated in a related prosecution.

In May 2020, while an Officer for the Boston Police Department, Lamb sold a winning lottery ticket worth $10,000 to a convenience store owner for cash rather than properly claiming it with the Massachusetts Lottery Commission. He then failed to report his gambling winnings on his tax return. Lamb’s failure to report the gambling proceeds resulted in an additional tax due and owing for that year of $1,800.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Joleen D. Simpson, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston; and Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris, Deputy Chief of Rollins’s Public Corruption Unit prosecuted the case.