A man was charged with perjury and repeated failure to register as a sex offender last week, just days after his son was arrested for first-degree vehicle theft.
Michael D. Kaznakoff, 61, who has three convictions for failure to register as a sex offender in relation to a 1998 third-degree sexual assault conviction, allegedly provided a false address on a sex offender registry form earlier this month.
Kaznakoff was arrested on March 24, after his son, Michael D. Kaznakoff Jr., was stopped by police on March 22 in a Toyota Camry that had been reported stolen in Anchorage. The younger Kaznakoff, 37, initially gave police a false name and told police he had bought the car for $50 a few days before, but could not provide documentation proving he owned the vehicle, according to a police affidavit.
When interviewed about the stolen vehicle, the elder Kaznakoff allegedly told police his name was “Mike Smith,” but later admitted he had given a false name because he “did not want anything to do with police officers,” police reported.
The elder Kaznakoff faces one count of first-degree failing to register as a sex offender, a class C felony; one count of perjury, a class B felony; and one count of providing false information to a police officer, a class A misdemeanor.
The younger Kaznakoff faces one charge of first-degree vehicle theft, a class C felony; one count of providing false information, a class A misdemeanor; and improper use of evidence of registration, an unclassified misdemeanor.