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VERDICT FRIDAY IN IRS WORKER'S TRIAL

Second Circuit Judge Brent West will render a decision Friday morning on whether or not an Internal Revenue Service employee is guilty of failing to process about $250,000 worth of checks sent by taxpayers to the IRS.

Marilyn L. Stanger stood trial Monday on a charge of tampering with records. Following closing arguments, West said he would take the matter under advisement.Stanger is accused of keeping more than 100 checks in her desk beginning in 1986 and failing to process them. If convicted of the class B misdemeanor charge, Stanger could be sentenced to serve up to six months in the Weber County Jail.

Deputy Weber County Attorney Les Daroczi said taxpayers, whose checks were allegedly being held in Stanger's desk drawer, were getting letters from the IRS stating they were delinquent in paying their taxes.