On Monday afternoon, a U.S. District Judge sentenced World Series of Fighting executive Shawn Lampman to ten months of federal prison for a tax conviction.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the 49-year-old Lampman, who is a former real estate developer as well as an executive for the North American MMA promotion, pleaded guilty last year to one misdemeanor of not filing a tax return in 2007. Lampman confirmed that he had earned more than $7 million that year alone.
He was later ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The article also notes that his lawyer blamed his misdemeanour on Lampman's ‘gambling addiction' and ‘substance abuse.'
This is not the first time that Lampman has made headlines. In a detailed analysis of the WSOF executive's background, Brent Brookhouse revealed that in 2007 Lampman was on the "board of a homeowner's association and was accused of taking money from the association account."
Lampman has been given a deadline of April 6 to surrender himself to federal authorities to complete his prison sentence.