Valdez man sentenced in federal tax case


by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - 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 (tuh-TIT'-lek).
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.

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