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Riverton man pleads guilty to tax evasion

Aug 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports

Already in prison for embezzlement, a Riverton man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion for not paying nearly $400,000 owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

Gerald E. Anderson Jr., 55, faces up to five additional years in prison after entering his plea this week as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Authorities say Anderson attempted to hide his income from the IRS for five years beginning in 2005.

Anderson is set to be sentenced on the new plea on Oct. 7 by Chief U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal.

IRS Special Agent Bryan K. Thiel said Anderson will return to prison, where he is serving a six to 10 year sentence for embezzlement. He stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former Riverton employer over a period of several years.

Anderson is the former chairman of the Riverton school board.

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