An Iraq war veteran from Louisburg, Kan., was sentenced to house arrest for tax evasion relating to income he made when he returned overseas as a consultant.
Gregory S. Light, 43, who served as a lieutenant colonel in the Kansas Army National Guard, was also sentenced to five years of probation for failing to pay the income taxes.
Light had pleaded to guilty to one count of tax evasion. He admitted that after he returned from service in Iraq, he went back to the country to work as a subcontractor with his own company, Lighthouse Consulting.
While working there, one contractor wired him a monthly salary, while another paid him cash.
Light reported on his tax returns only the salary that was wired to him. He bought postal money orders with the cash, which he brought back to the United States every three months.
He stored the money orders in a safe deposit box and cashed them a little at a time so the bank would not report the transactions.
Light failed to report $313,781 in income and failed to pay $81,886 he owed in income taxes.
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