A Cedar City man has been convicted of stealing more than $176,000 from a Utah Indian tribe.
Following a week-long trial in federal court, a jury convicted Jeffrey C. Zander, 57, on Tuesday on all charges: two counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, money laundering, and three counts of willful failure to file tax returns. He had originally been charged with 22 counts of theft, though that was changed to an eight-count indictment in 2012.
"As we looked at this case more and more, it became clear it was a good old fashioned fraud case," said U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch. "Investigations do continue [after an initial indictment], sometimes when you look at the totality of the facts there are charges that better reflect [the case]."