Racecar driver Scott Tucker indicted

December 21, 2017 - 9:58 am

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker and his accountant have been indicted on federal charges of failing to report millions in income from a payday lending business that has been ruled fraudulent.

The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas said Wednesday that Tucker is charged with filing a false return and the accountant of aiding.

Prosecutors say Tucker claimed falsely that the business was owned and operated by Native American tribes. The indictment says more than $117.5 million in payday lending income wasn't reported in 2009 and 2010 tax returns.

Two months ago, federal jurors in New York found Tucker and his former lawyer guilty of preying on vulnerable borrowers. Tucker's lawyers argued that customers knew the terms of the loans.

Tucker has raced in the American Le Mans Series.

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