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California Investment Manager Sentenced to 225 Months in Prison for $33 Million Fraud Scheme

California Investment Manager Sentenced to 225 Months in Prison for $33 Million Fraud Scheme

California Investment Manager Sentenced to 225 Months in Prison for $33 Million Fraud Scheme, as reported in the DOJ Press Release. A California investment manager was sentenced yesterday to serve 225 months in prison for orchestrating a $33 million Ponzi scheme resulting in $15.2 million in losses to investors. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell […]

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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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Former New Jersey Chiropractor Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Former New Jersey Chiropractor Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a  man formerly of Neptune, New Jersey, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to serve 54 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. In February 2014, a […]

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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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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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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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Sonoma Resident Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Filing False Tax Return

Sonoma Resident Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Filing False Tax Return

Sonoma Resident Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Filing False Tax Return, as reported by the DOJ. SAN FRANCISCO – Sandra Lynn Vitorelo, AKA Sandra Mathewson, was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $91,442 in restitution for failure to report misappropriated funds on tax return, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda […]

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Almost Five Years in Custody for Defendant Who Stole Identities of Deceased Children to Evade Taxes

Almost Five Years in Custody for Defendant Who Stole Identities of Deceased Children to Evade Taxes

Almost Five Years in Custody for Defendant Who Stole Identities of Deceased Children to Evade Taxes, as reported by the DOJ. SAN DIEGO – Lloyd Irving Taylor, formerly a licensed California tax attorney and certified public accountant, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Anello to 57 months in prison and ordered to […]

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Mizrahi Bank Client Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

Mizrahi Bank Client Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

Mizrahi Bank Client Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return – Beverly Hills Resident the Latest in Series of Defendants Charged with Concealing Accounts at Israeli Bank, as reported by the DOJ. Monajem Hakimijoo, also known as Manny Hakimi, of Beverly Hills, Calif., pleaded guilty on Feb. 13, 2014, in the U.S. District Court for […]

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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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Florida Man Convicted of Tax Fraud

Florida Man Convicted of Tax Fraud

Florida Man Convicted of Tax Fraud, as reported by the DOJ. The Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today that on Jan. 21, 2014, a federal jury in Palm Beach, Fla., convicted Paul F. Wrubleski, a resident of Weston, Fla., of one count of corruptly impeding the due administration of the internal […]

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2014: Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit finds no relief for taxpayer’s criminal liability in Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

2014: Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit finds no relief for taxpayer’s criminal liability in Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Simon v. U.S., (7th Cir. August 15, 2013), 112 AFTR 2d ¶2013-5205, has rejected arguments made based on the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) by a taxpayer who was convicted of filing false income tax returns, failing to file Report of Foreign Bank and Foreign Accounts (FBARs), mail […]

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Internet Pharmacy Website Affiliate Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

Internet Pharmacy Website Affiliate Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

According to the DOJ Press Release, Internet Pharmacy Website Affiliate Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return, Pamela B. Reid pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false individual income tax return for the 2006 tax year, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Reid was charged in the District of Minnesota […]

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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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Real Housewives of New Jersey – Giuseppe & Teresa Giudice – Is it Safe?

Real Housewives of New Jersey – Giuseppe & Teresa Giudice – Is it Safe?

Editor’s Note: I have to confess I’m not a fan of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” – or for that matter, any of the Real Housewives series. I do profess a mild interest in the “Real Housewives of Orange County” since that is right here in my backyard so-to-speak. And, it involved a former […]

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Former Alabama Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Former Alabama Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

As reported by the DOJ, Former Alabama Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft, Bridgett Terry-Sankey of Montgomery, Ala., was sentenced to serve 24 months and one day of imprisonment for filing a false claim and aggravated identity theft, announced Assistant Attorney General Kathryn Keneally of the Justice Department’s Tax Division […]

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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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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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Former Owner of Liquor Store Pleads Guilty to Tax Crime and Selling Cutting Agents to Local Drug Dealers

Former Owner of Liquor Store Pleads Guilty to Tax Crime and Selling Cutting Agents to Local Drug Dealers

Per the DOJ Press Release, Southfield, Mich., resident Bashar Saroki pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return and selling drug paraphernalia, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. According to court documents, Saroki controlled and operated Golden Star Party Store, a liquor store that was located in Detroit.  From 2007 through […]

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Former Heber City, Utah, Resident Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

Former Heber City, Utah, Resident Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that April J. Rampton, 42, formerly of Heber City, Utah, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for filing false claims for income tax refunds.  U.S. District Judge Dee Benson also ordered Rampton to pay $230,678.36 in restitution […]

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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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