Man gets 9 years for false tax returns


by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An inmate already serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison has had nine years tacked on.

The U.S. attorney's office says 49-year-old John Richard Koesterman was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage for filing false tax returns.

He also was ordered to forfeit nearly $20,000 seized by law enforcement and pay restitution of more than $95,000.

Authorities in a release say he directed others in conspiracy to submit 55 false tax returns.

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