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San Francisco Tax Attorney Accused of Evading His Own Taxes

According to the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco tax attorney, James P. Kleier, is accused of tax evasion.

A prominent San Francisco tax attorney has been charged with failing to report more than $1.3 million in earnings to the Internal Revenue Service.

James P. Kleier, who has lectured at universities and was the chairman of local and national bar associations for his tax expertise, faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine for failing to pay his taxes from 2008 to 2010, according to northern California-based U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag.

In 2008, prosecutors said, Kleier failed to pay taxes on $624,923 of gross income he received that year. The following year, he allegedly neglected to report $476,088, and in 2010, the amount was $200,734.

The veteran attorney was formerly a partner working in the San Francisco law offices of Reed Smith. In 2009, he earned a spot on California’s list of the top 250 delinquent taxpayers.

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