A Fairbanks man faces multiple criminal charges after he allegedly stole over $300,000 from a nonprofit working to preserve the Yukon River's water quality to pay for things like an airplane, flight school and online porn, authorities say.

According to a release from the office for U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder, David Michael McGraw, 38, was charged on Wednesday for misapplication from an organization receiving federal funds, money laundering and making and filing false tax returns.

Between 2010 to 2014, McGraw worked as the finance director for the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council. Each fiscal year, the corporation received federal grant money in excess of $1 million dollars. 

According to the indictment, he misapplied approximately $315,000 of the nonprofit's money to spend on things like the purchase of an airplane and its maintenance, flight school, a down payment for real estate, more than a dozen firearms and fees for online pornography. 

Credit: Office for U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder


McGraw could face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for misapplication and money laundering charges. Also, up to three years for the false tax return charges and a $250,000 fine.

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