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Tropical Fish Importer Pleads Guilty in New York Federal Court to Piranha Import Violations

Tropical Fish Importer Pleads Guilty in New York Federal Court to Piranha Import Violations

Tropical Fish Importer Pleads Guilty in New York Federal Court to Piranha Import Violations, as announced by the DOJ. Joel Rakower, along with his solely-owned corporation, Transship Discounts Ltd., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., to violating the Lacey Act by mislabeling imported piranhas, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Robert G. Dreher […]

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Gibson Guitar Corp. Agrees to Resolve Investigation into Lacey Act Violations

Gibson Guitar Corp. Agrees to Resolve Investigation into Lacey Act Violations

Editor’s Note:  we previously blogged that Gibson was under investigation for using what the Government alleged were illegally imported exotic woods — rosewood from India in the latest case and ebony from Madagascar in the earlier raid.  Gibson has said that it didn’t violate U.S. or foreign laws in importing the wood and mounted an […]

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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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