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Longtime Nev. Lawyer Gets 33 Months for Tax Evasion

Posted Dec 18, 2012 1:34 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A longtime Las Vegas practitioner has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison after being convicted last year of two counts of tax evasion.

Ian Christopherson, 57, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Miranda Du to pay restitution of over $728,000 in the Nevada case, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The judge said Christopherson, who was admitted in 1989, had not shown respect for the law. However, she also sentenced Christopherson to less than the 51 months sought by prosecutors.

An earlier Review-Journal article published at the time Christopherson was convicted provides further details about the case. He was accused of "affirmatively" attempting to evade 1994 and 1996 income tax and putting assets in a bank account under the names of others.

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