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An Oregon attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing money from client trust accounts and her law firm, and not paying income taxes for six years, was sentenced Thursday to serve 46 months in federal prison.

Pamela S. Hediger, who had a Corvallis personal injury practice, was ordered to pay $1.9 million in restitution, $471,399 in federal income taxes and forfeit her Corvallis home, the Oregonian reports. She pleaded guilty to tax evasion and engaging in monetary transactions with property from unlawful activity, according to an Oct. 24 plea agreement letter filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

The parties agreed that Hediger laundered about $1.2 million, and between 2011 and 2017, her unreported income was nearly $2.2 million.

Additionally, she pleaded guilty to convincing two people to invest in Oregon shopping mall projects, while pocketing the money to support her lavish lifestyle, according to charges filed in September. She has resigned from practice, according to the Oregon State Bar directory....