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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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Former Member of Moreno Valley City Council Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Taking $2.3 Million Cash Payment

Former Member of Moreno Valley City Council Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Taking $2.3 Million Cash Payment

Former Member of Moreno Valley City Council Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Taking $2.3 Million Cash Payment as announced in the DOJ Press Release.  RIVERSIDE, California – In a case stemming from what is believed to be the largest bribe ever accepted by a public official in an undercover operation, a […]

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French Oil and Gas Company, Total, S.A., Charged in the United States and France in Connection with an International Bribery Scheme

French Oil and Gas Company, Total, S.A., Charged in the United States and France in Connection with an International Bribery Scheme

According to the DOJ Press Release, Total, S.A., a French oil and gas company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange, has agreed to pay a $245.2 million monetary penalty to resolve charges related to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with illegal payments made through third parties to a […]

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New York Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Mail Fraud and Attempting to Corruptly Influence a U.S. Attorney

New York Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Mail Fraud and Attempting to Corruptly Influence a U.S. Attorney

Editor’s Note:  I saw this Press Release from the Department of Justice and the first thought that came to mind is what in the world was this fellow thinking?  Here’s the Press Release. A New York man was sentenced today in Buffalo to serve 11 years in prison for committing mail fraud and attempting to […]

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UK Bribery Digest: Ernst & Young

UK Bribery Digest:  Ernst & Young

Editor’s Note:  while doing a search for the “deferred prosecution agreement” Ernst & Young reached with the Government [as reported in “Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Agreement With Ernst & Young LLP To Pay $123 Million To Resolve Federal Tax Shelter Fraud Investigation,”] I came across this PDF from Ernst & Young regarding the services it […]

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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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