Lester V. Jones, a prominent lawyer based in Bel Air, was indicted Oct. 19 on charges of evading federal income taxes, the Internal Revenue Service says.
Jones, 58, of Hydes, Baltimore County, was charged with one count each of evading taxes in 1983 and in 1984, an IRS spokesman said.
Jones is accused of filing returns in 1983 of $51,000 while his actual income was $150,000, the indictment says. In 1984, Jones declared taxable income of $51,000 while the actual total was $183,000.
A former prosecutor and state legislator, Jones could face five years in prison and $350,000 in fines if convicted, the IRS says.
His arraignment in U.S. District Court in Baltimore has not been scheduled.
Calls to Jones at his Bel Air office were referred to his lawyer, former state Attorney General Stephen H. Sachs. Sachs, who has offices in Washington, D.C., could not be reached for comment.