Pelham man sentenced for tax evasion


{} {} Prosecutors say a Pelham man has been sentenced to a prison term on charges of tobacco tax evasion and criminal possession of a forged instrument. {}Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee announced the sentencing in Shelby County Circuit Court this week.{} {} They say Shamim Ahmed Khan will serve six months imprisonment and five years of probation.In addition, he was ordered to pay restitution to the state of Alabama totaling $1,721,996 in criminal and civil penalties and interest.{} {} Prosecutors say Khan operated a wholesale company that distributes goods to retail convenience stores.