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National City

Eldred Dwayne Kimber, 54, an electrician from National City, has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to one year in prison for tax evasion. Kimber, a tax protester, pleaded guilty in April to refusing to pay taxes on his 1981 income of $21,145.

He had been charged with knowingly failing to file income tax returns for 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982.

Kimber, who U.S. Atty. Peter K. Nunez said was sentenced Monday by Judge J. Lawrence Irving, will serve 45 days of his sentence, with the rest suspended. The Internal Revenue Service will penalize him about $2,000 in addition to the $3,966 in unpaid taxes Kimber will have to pay.

Assistant U.S. Atty. Martin Klotz said Kimber is one of about 75 tax evaders who are prosecuted each year in the Southern California district of the U.S. attorney’s office.

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