McKellar & Easter, Attorneys at Law We protect what's most important
Contact Us For A Free Telephone Consultation 865-566-0125 877-482-9767

Alaska Man Sentenced to 16 Months Imprisonment for Tax Crimes

James R. Beck, of Soldotna, Alaska, was convicted in October 2014 on seven counts of committing various federal tax crimes. Beck, 60, was a pipeline technician for Alyeska Pipeline service Co. and claimed that the state and federal laws did not apply to him. In court, Beck argued that taxation was immoral and unfair, and that he simply refused to submit to it anymore. 

Evidence showed that, beginning in 2006, Beck either falsified his taxes or did not file a tax return. Additional evidence showed Beck had contributed more than $140,000 to a retirement plan, had large investment accounts, and had purchased over $400,000 in gold and silver bullion.

The U.S. District court of Anchorage sentenced Beck to 16 months in prison, followed by another year of supervised release. According to U.S. Attorney for Alaska Karen Loeffler, Beck is also required to pay a $10,000 fine plus another $113,000 in back taxes owed, and must also cover $17,000 in costs associated with his prosecution.


No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Experienced. Committed. Respected.

Mr. McKellar was voted by his peers as a “Top Attorney” by Knoxville’s CityView magazine in its 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, Mr. McKellar was selected as a member of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers.

Ms. Easter was voted by her peers as a “Top Attorney” in Cityview Magazine for Family Law / Divorce / Child Support in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Your Partner in Practice | KBA Proud member | Knoxville Bar Association
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
Start Now. Contact Us Today.

Have Questions? We Have Answers.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Knoxville Office
625 Market Street, 7th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902

Toll Free: 877-482-9767
Phone: 865-566-0125
Fax: 865-566-0126
Map & Directions

Nashville Office
424 Church Street, Suite 2000
Nashville, TN 37219

Map & Directions

Atlanta Office
Riverwood Center
3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA 30339

Map & Directions