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Valdez man sentenced in federal tax case
A 48-year-old Valdez man has been sentenced to eight months in prison for failing to file an income tax return.
ANCHORAGE- A 48-year-old Valdez man has been sentenced to eight months in prison for failing to file an income tax return.
U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason also fined James Kramer $2,000.
Kramer is the brother of Lori "Sue" Clum, also known as Sue Johnson, the former president of the Native village of Tatitlek.
Clum pleaded guilty Oct. 2 to misapplication of $112,000 of tribal funds.
Prosecutors say she gave Kramer $20,000 in tribe money. Prosecutors say Kramer did not report the stolen money as income in 2009 or the other $107,800 he earned that year.
Gleason said Kramer's failure to pay taxes on income that included criminal proceeds was more serious than just failing to pay taxes.