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Trial set for Gary councilwoman accused of tax evasion

Krusas

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Updated: February 13, 2013 6:05AM



Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas is scheduled to go on trial April 8 on a charge of tax evasion.

The trial date was set Thursday, a day after attorneys had their first status conference in the case.

Krusas, 69, was charged in September and is accused of not filing a federal income tax return since 1991 and racking up $157,413 in debt to the IRS. When she inherited $232,680 in 2009 and 2010, according to court filings, she used the money to pay down other debts and to write herself and a relative cashier’s checks for $110,000 instead of paying off what she owed to the government.

Krusas has pleaded not guilty in the case and continues to serve on the council, a position she was first elected to in 2000.

According to court records, her trial is expected to last one week.



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