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Mo Money Tax Return Preparers Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Filing False Tax Returns

Mo Money Tax Return Preparers Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Filing False Tax Returns

According to the Department of Justice Press Release: Two tax return preparers pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. […]

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Washington Alert – Cayman companies plead guilty; Income tax refunds await; TIGTA report on over-aged correspondence and taxpayer burden

Washington Alert – Cayman companies plead guilty; Income tax refunds await; TIGTA report on over-aged correspondence and taxpayer burden

In a case marking the first time non-Swiss financial institutions have been convicted of conspiring to facilitate federal tax evasion, two Cayman Island financial institutions pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring with U.S. taxpayer-clients to hide more than $130 million in offshore accounts and evade U.S. taxes, the Justice Department (DOJ) announced on March […]

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Cayman National units admit helping U.S. clients evade taxes

Cayman National units admit helping U.S. clients evade taxes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two units of Cayman National Corporation Ltd pleaded guilty to U.S. charges on Wednesday as part of a $6 million settlement of an investigation into how the financial services firm helped Americans evade paying taxes.  Click here for the link to the Department of Justice Press Release. Cayman National Securities Ltd […]

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Swiss banks to pay $178 million in latest U.S. Justice Dept settlements

Swiss banks to pay $178 million in latest U.S. Justice Dept settlements

(Reuters) – Four Swiss banks will pay a total of more than $178 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to avoid possible prosecution for helping Americans evade taxes, the department said on Wednesday. The Justice Department has now reached agreements with 75 Swiss banks under a voluntary program it launched in 2013 to allow […]

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Ex-U.S. Representative Grimm gets prison time for tax evasion

Ex-U.S. Representative Grimm gets prison time for tax evasion

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former U.S. Representative Michael Grimm was sentenced to eight months in prison for felony tax evasion in Brooklyn federal court on Friday, seven months after he pleaded guilty and resigned from Congress. Grimm, a Republican who represented a district in the New York City borough of Staten Island, admitted in December […]

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Swiss banks in U.S. criminal probe face longer wait

Swiss banks in U.S. criminal probe face longer wait

ZURICH (Reuters) – A U.S. criminal investigation into how Swiss banks such as Julius Baer allegedly helped wealthy Americans to hide their money is likely to stretch into next year, the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland signalled in a newspaper interview. The criminal probe into a handful of banks has paved the way for a programme […]

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Stay Tuned For More Swiss Bank Deals Over Tax Evasion

Stay Tuned For More Swiss Bank Deals Over Tax Evasion

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More Swiss banks that helped wealthy Americans evade taxes will soon strike agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice to avoid prosecution, an official overseeing the U.S. government program told Reuters. “I would stay tuned,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division said in an interview […]

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Kentucky Businessman Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $53 Million Tax Scheme and Massive Fraud That Involved the Bribery of Bank Officials

Kentucky Businessman Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $53 Million Tax Scheme and Massive Fraud That Involved the Bribery of Bank Officials

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for the Southern District of New York and Deputy Assistant Attorney General David A. Hubbert for the Tax Division of the Department of Justice announced that Wilbur Anthony Huff, a Kentucky businessman, pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to various tax crimes that caused more than $50 million in losses […]

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Alstom Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $772 Million Criminal Penalty to Resolve Foreign Bribery Charges

Alstom Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $772 Million Criminal Penalty to Resolve Foreign Bribery Charges

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Alstom S.A. (Alstom), a French power and transportation company, pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $772,290,000 fine to resolve charges related to a widespread scheme involving tens of millions of dollars in bribes in countries around the world, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Bahamas. Deputy […]

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Washington Alert – GAO Report on Exempt Orgs, Bank Leumi Pleads Guilty, GAO Faults IRS on Handling of Calls

Washington Alert – GAO Report on Exempt Orgs, Bank Leumi Pleads Guilty, GAO Faults IRS on Handling of Calls

Coinciding with the decline in IRS’s budget over the past several years, there has been a notable decrease in the number of full-time equivalents working within the agency’s Exempt Organizations (EO), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a recent report. (GAO-15-164) In turn, this has resulted in a steady decrease in the number of […]

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Massachusetts Businessman Involved in Adult Entertainment Industry Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Massachusetts Businessman Involved in Adult Entertainment Industry Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a Massachusetts businessman pleaded guilty to tax evasion for using nominee entities to hide ownership and control over his businesses and assets from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Larry J. Wszalek for the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Carmen M. […]

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UBS whistelblower Birkenfeld lodges request for return to Europe

UBS whistelblower Birkenfeld lodges request for return to Europe

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla./ZURICH (Reuters) – Ex-UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld, a whistleblower in a tax fraud case involving the Swiss bank for which he was awarded $104 million after serving more than two years in prison, has lodged a request to be allowed to return to Europe. I have attached some pleadings recently filed in the […]

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United States Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Causing the Filing of a False and Fraudulent Tax Return

United States Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Causing the Filing of a False and Fraudulent Tax Return

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, on December 23, 2014, United States Congressman Michael Grimm pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to aiding and assisting the preparation of a false tax return.  Since 2011, Grimm has served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York’s 11th […]

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Bank Leumi Admits to Assisting U.S. Taxpayers in Hiding Assets in Offshore Bank Accounts

Bank Leumi Admits to Assisting U.S. Taxpayers in Hiding Assets in Offshore Bank Accounts

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a major Israeli international bank admitted that it conspired to aid and assist U.S. taxpayers to prepare and present false tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by hiding income and assets in offshore bank accounts in Israel and elsewhere around the world.  A deferred prosecution agreement […]

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Bakersfield Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Structuring over $1 Million in Bank Deposits

Bakersfield Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Structuring over $1 Million in Bank Deposits

Bakersfield Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Structuring over $1 Million in Bank Deposits, as reported in the DOJ. FRESNO, Calif. — Michael Seguine, 63, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty today to structuring cash deposits, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Seguine is the owner of Mike’s Coin & Stamp in Bakersfield. According to court documents, […]

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Audiologist Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Audiologist Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Audiologist Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud. SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Ryan Trythall pleaded guilty to tax evasion today, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Acting Special Agent in Charge Thomas McMahon. In pleading guilty, Trythall, 37, of Los Angeles, a professional audiologist, […]

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No more secrets – Swiss banks learn to shape up, not shut up

No more secrets – Swiss banks learn to shape up, not shut up

ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland’s allure as a place to stash cash has been badly damaged by a U.S.-led campaign against tax cheats, and the country’s roughly 140 private banks can no longer rely on a reputation for secrecy to attract wealthy customers. To try and compensate for the hundreds of billions of Swiss francs withdrawn […]

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September 15, 2014 – Last Day For Category 2 Banks to Disclose – – Offshore Unreported Income

September 15, 2014 – Last Day For Category 2 Banks to Disclose – – Offshore Unreported Income

As widely reported, Banks have been moving and dodging the U.S. Department of Justice and the opportunity to participate in some version of “let’s make a deal,” so the Bank will not be prosecuted criminally or assessed civil penalties.  The latest is the upcoming deadline imposed by the Department of Justice on Category 2 Banks. […]

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Owner of New York Construction Companies Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Owner of New York Construction Companies Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Owner of New York Construction Companies Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud, as reported by the DOJ. Eric Anderson, of Dix Hills, New York, pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to the willful failure to collect and pay over employment taxes, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue […]

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Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and Theft from Employee Benefit Plan

Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and Theft from Employee Benefit Plan

Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and Theft from Employee Benefit Plan, as reported by the DOJ. William P. Danielczyk Jr., formerly of Oakton, Virginia, pleaded guilty to one count of willful failure to collect and pay over employment taxes for the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2010, and one count of theft or […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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