Former Native American tribe finance manager arrested for tax evasion

Mar 31, 2016 2:59 PM by News Staff

Former finance director for the Pit River Tribe in Shasta County was indicted on federal charges of tax evasion and embezzlement Wednesday.

Kenley Black, 41, formerly of Burney was arrested at his home in Arizona.

Last week, a federal grand jury returned a 25-count indictment against him.

Black served as finance director for the Pit River Tribe from 2009 to 2013.

During that time he earned more than $810,000 but he allegedly did not file income taxes and evaded paying more than $225,000 in taxes.

He is also accused of stealing more than $80,000 from the tribe.

Black is charged with five counts of tax evasion, five counts of failure to file income taxes and 15 counts of embezzlement and theft.

If convicted on all charges, he faces up to 105 years in prison.


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