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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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Las Vegas Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Submit False Federal Income Tax Returns

Las Vegas Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Submit False Federal Income Tax Returns

As reported in the DOJ press release, a Las Vegas man was sentenced to serve 15 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $192,632 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Larry J. Wszalek for the Justice Department’s Tax […]

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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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Tax Return Preparers Convicted of Assisting Wealthy Clients Hide Millions in Secret Offshore Accounts at Israeli Banks

Tax Return Preparers Convicted of Assisting Wealthy Clients Hide Millions in Secret Offshore Accounts at Israeli Banks

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a federal jury sitting in Los Angeles convicted two California tax return preparers of one count of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and two counts  of willfully failing to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General […]

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IRS Targets U.S. Tax Cheats by Summoning Records from Shipping and Financial Service Providers

IRS Targets U.S. Tax Cheats by Summoning Records from Shipping and Financial Service Providers

Click here to view the DOJ press release dated Dec. 19, 2014. Click here to view the “[Proposed] Order Granting Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve “John Doe” Summonses.” A U.S. district court has authorized IRS to serve “John Doe” summonses to eight entities in the shipping and financial services industries in order to identify the […]

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Pittsburg Resident Charged In Tax Fraud Scheme

Pittsburg Resident Charged In Tax Fraud Scheme

Pittsburg Resident Charged In Tax Fraud Scheme, as reported by the DOJ. San Francisco – Ebony Standifer, was charged with conspiracy to file false claims, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Acting Special Agent in Charge Thomas McMahon. According to the indictment, between […]

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Connecticut Man Who Used Offshore Accounts Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion and Conspiracy

Connecticut Man Who Used Offshore Accounts Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion and Conspiracy

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, John Cote, formerly of Danielson, Connecticut, was sentenced today to serve 46 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced.  Cote was convicted in January 2014 of four counts of tax evasion along with conspiracy to defraud […]

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Four Ohio Businessmen Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Plead Guilty to Tax Charges

Four Ohio Businessmen Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Plead Guilty to Tax Charges

Four Ohio Businessmen Associated with Cadillac Ranch Restaurants Plead Guilty to Tax Charges, as reported by the DOJ. Four businessmen involved in the development, operation and ownership of restaurants, including Cadillac Ranch restaurants, in Ohio and elsewhere in the United States, pleaded guilty today to tax charges, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) […]

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Ex-Casino Owner, Nevada Businessman and Former National Football League Player Found Guilty in Massive Tax Fraud Scheme

Ex-Casino Owner, Nevada Businessman and Former National Football League Player Found Guilty in Massive Tax Fraud Scheme

As announced in the DOJ Press Release, a Las Vegas jury returned guilty verdicts yesterday against Alan Rodrigues, a former casino owner from Henderson, Nevada, Weston Coolidge, a former businessman from Las Vegas, and Joseph Prokop, a former National Football League punter from Upland, California, for conspiracy and fraud related to their promotion of a […]

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Jury Convicts Two Men for Filing False Claims Against Internal Revenue Service

Jury Convicts Two Men for Filing False Claims Against Internal Revenue Service

According to the DOJ Press Release, Jason McGuire of Detroit, Mich., and Delvin Davis of Saint Clair Shores, Mich., were found guilty by a jury sitting in Detroit in the Eastern District of Michigan of conspiracy and filing $3.4 million in false claims in the form of false individual income tax returns and false trust […]

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Connecticut Man Convicted of Tax Evasion and Conspiracy Charges

Connecticut Man Convicted of Tax Evasion and Conspiracy Charges

Connecticut Man Convicted of Tax Evasion and Conspiracy Charges, as reported by the DOJ. The Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that John Cote, formerly of Danielson, Conn., was convicted today of four counts of tax evasion along with conspiracy to defraud the IRS following a jury trial in the U.S. District […]

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U.S. charges Swiss asset manager in offshore tax fraud case

U.S. charges Swiss asset manager in offshore tax fraud case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced they indicted Peter Amrein, a Swiss asset manager, on charges that he assisted U.S. taxpayers in evading millions in taxes by hiding money in offshore trusts at multiple Swiss banks. A copy of the sealed indictment is here. Prosecutors accuse Amrein, who worked at an unidentified […]

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Florida Doctor Convicted of Federal Tax Crimes

Florida Doctor Convicted of Federal Tax Crimes

As announced by the DOJ Press Release, Florida Doctor Convicted of Federal Tax Crimes, Dr. Patricia Lynn Hough, of Englewood, Fla., was convicted by a jury in Fort Myers, Fla., of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by concealing millions of dollars in assets and income in offshore bank accounts at UBS and […]

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Additional Charges Brought Against Tax Return Preparers Previously Charged With Helping Clients Hide Millions In Offshore Israeli Banks

Additional Charges Brought Against Tax Return Preparers Previously Charged With Helping Clients Hide Millions In Offshore Israeli Banks

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Additional Charges Brought Against Tax Return Preparers Previously Charged With Helping Clients Hide Millions In Offshore Israeli Banks, David Kalai and Nadav Kalai face additional charges after a federal grand jury in the Central District of California returned a second superseding indictment. The superseding indictment charged each with […]

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California Businessman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Conceal Israeli Bank Accounts

California Businessman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Conceal Israeli Bank Accounts

According to the DOJ Press Release, Aaron Cohen, of Encino, Calif., is the latest in a series of defendants charged with conspiring with bankers to hide secret Israeli bank accounts.  Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Justice Department […]

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Alabama Tax Return Preparers and 19 Foreign Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the United States, Identity Theft and Money Laundering

Alabama Tax Return Preparers and 19 Foreign Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the United States, Identity Theft and Money Laundering

As reported in the DOJ Press Release,the Justice Department announced that a 14-count superseding indictment was unsealed, charging JB Tax Professional Services Inc., Jacqueline J. Arias and Jose Bayron Estrada, of Spruce Pine, Ala., along with 19 foreign nationals, many of whom resided in the New Orleans area, with conspiracy to defraud the United States […]

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California Businessman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the Internal Revenue Service

California Businessman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the Internal Revenue Service

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, the Justice Department announced that Gary Mach, a Palm Desert, Calif. resident who operated Crystal Springs Pool Service (CSPS), pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the plea agreement, beginning around January 2002 and continuing through December 2010, Mach failed to report […]

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Offshore-Adviser Plea Marks a Shift in Tax Crackdown

Offshore-Adviser Plea Marks a Shift in Tax Crackdown

As reported in the news in the WS Journal, a guilty plea by a high-level Swiss adviser who helped U.S. taxpayers hide money abroad marks a new phase of the government’s campaign against secret offshore accounts, experts say. “Now it’s clear that the U.S. will make deals with advisers who come clean, not just with […]

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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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