- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Two Tanana city officials will spend time behind bars after they pleaded guilty to misusing a surplus property program for personal gain.

City Manager Alfred “Bear” Ketzler Jr., was sentenced to 16 months. Prosecutors said he sold unneeded government property, mostly heavy equipment, for his own gain.

Alfred McQuestion Fabian, the city expeditor, was sentenced to six months. Fabian worked moving supplies for Tanana and several local villages and was accused of titling a vehicle from the surplus property program in his own name.

The Daily News-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1kUEkvL ) that U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline handed down the sentences Friday.

Ketzler remains employed as the city manager for the Yukon River community of about 230. City attorney John Burns asked the judge to be lenient.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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