Tanana Officials Accused of Fraud, Theft

A jury trial has been scheduled for August for two city of Tanana employees accused of getting nearly $1 million in excess federal property and selling it.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- A jury trial has been scheduled for August for two city of Tanana employees accused of getting nearly $1 million in excess federal property and selling it.
Tanana City Manager Alfred "Bear" Ketzler and city expediter Alfred McQuestion Fabian were indicted by a federal grand jury on nine counts of wire fraud and five counts of theft.
Both pleaded not guilty on June 21.
Both men live in Fairbanks, and have been released on bail.
Prosecutors accuse them of acquiring surplus items like heavy construction equipment from a federal program and selling the items to Fairbanks residents at discounted rates.