- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 1, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man has been convicted of evading taxes on more than $250,000 he’s accused of embezzling from a local country club.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says Jeffery James was convicted Monday evening of tax evasion.

James was accused of embezzling money from the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, a Dallas suburb, while he was the director of club accounting. He was charged with underreporting his income in 2007 by not disclosing the money he allegedly stole.

He faces up to 5 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 17.

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