KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A northeastern Kansas man has admitted failing to pay nearly $82,000 in income taxes on money he earned as a subcontractor in Iraq.
The U.S. Attorney's office says Gregory Light, 43, of Louisburg, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of tax evasion. Sentencing was scheduled for next April.
Prosecutors said Light served in Iraq as a lieutenant colonel with the Kansas Army National Guard. He returned to Iraq following his deployment as a subcontractor with his own company, called Lighthouse Consulting.
The government says Light was wired a monthly salary by one contractor, but received cash from another. He reported only the wired salary on his tax returns.
In all, the government says Light failed to report more than $310,000 of income to the government.