Trial set for Gary councilwoman accused of tax evasion
By Teresa Auch Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org January 10, 2013 11:30AM
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.