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A former Corvallis attorney who admitted to stealing from clients was sentenced to 46 months in prison Thursday in federal court in Portland.

Pamela Sue Hediger pleaded guilty in November to federal tax evasion and money laundering charges.

A sentencing memorandum filed by prosecutors last week said Hediger will also be required to serve three years of probation, pay $1.4 million in restitution to her victims, and $471,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Court documents said between 2010 and 2017 Hediger stole the money from insurance payouts awarded to her personal injury clients and the business account of her former firm, Evashevski, Elliott, Cihak & Hediger. She used these funds, the documents state, for home renovations, vacations and plastic surgery.

Hediger is scheduled for a plea appearance and sentencing in Benton County Circuit Court Friday morning, where she is facing five counts of first-degree aggravated theft, all felonies; three felony counts of identity theft involving acts of fraud against her mother and one of her former law partners; and two counts of Oregon income tax evasion. 

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Anthony Rimel covers weekend events, education, courts and crime and can be reached at anthony.rimel@lee.net, 541-758-9526, or via Twitter @anthonyrimel.

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