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Six Corporate Executives And Six Corporate EntitiesIndicted For Orchestrating A $500 Million Offshore Asset Protection, Securities Fraud, And Money Laundering Scheme

Six Corporate Executives And Six Corporate EntitiesIndicted For Orchestrating A $500 Million Offshore Asset Protection, Securities Fraud, And Money Laundering Scheme

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Six Corporate Executives And Six Corporate EntitiesIndicted For Orchestrating A $500 Million Offshore Asset Protection, Securities Fraud, And Money Laundering Scheme.  The case is E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 14-CR-476 (ILG). Defendants Created Three Brokerage Firms in Belize to Assist U.S. Citizens in Fraudulent Manipulation Schemes of Publicly Traded Companies, […]

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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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Former Oakland CPA Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Preparing False Returns

Former Oakland CPA Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Preparing False Returns

Former Oakland CPA Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Preparing False Returns, as reported by the DOJ. OAKLAND – Jeffrey Deshon Applewhite, AKA Jeffrey Donald Mason, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay $9,249 in restitution for assisting in the preparation of false federal income tax returns for clients […]

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Destrehan Businesswoman, Sandy Isaac-holden, Sentenced For Tax Evasion

Destrehan Businesswoman, Sandy Isaac-holden, Sentenced For Tax Evasion

Destrehan Businesswoman, Sandy Isaac-holden, Sentenced For Tax Evasion, as reported by the DOJ. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that SANDY ISAAC-HOLDEN, age 53, of Destrehan, Louisiana, was sentenced today for one count of tax evasion. United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced ISAAC-HOLDEN to serve 48 months of probation and was ordered […]

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Santa Rosa Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts

Santa Rosa Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts

Santa Rosa Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts, as reported by the DOJ. SAN FRANCISCO – Efrain Arturo Jovel pleaded guilty today to filing two false tax returns and failing to report his financial interest in foreign bank accounts, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and Internal Revenue […]

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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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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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Former NFL Player and Wife Sentenced To Tax Charges

Former NFL Player and Wife Sentenced To Tax Charges

Former NFL Player and Wife Sentenced To Tax Charges, as reported by the DOJ. HONOLULU – Charles Loewen (“Loewen”), age 57, the owner of Paradise Stone & Tile, resident of Maui, and former National Football League player for the San Diego Chargers, was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, a $10,000 fine, […]

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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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Two Plead Guilty to Money Laundering Conspiracy in $10.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Two Plead Guilty to Money Laundering Conspiracy in $10.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, Two Plead Guilty to Money Laundering Conspiracy in $10.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme, two men from Miami have pleaded guilty to laundering millions of dollars obtained through a $10.5 million Medicare fraud scheme using shell companies they controlled. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s […]

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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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Indiana Physician Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Employment Taxes

Indiana Physician Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Employment Taxes

As reported by the DOJ, Indiana Physician Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Employment Taxes, Dr. Ronald Eugene Jamerson of Schererville, Ind., entered a guilty plea to one count of willfully failing to truthfully account for, collect and pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Justice and IRS announced […]

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SEC Charges Accountant for Madoff Clients for Role in Creating False Books and Records

SEC Charges Accountant for Madoff Clients for Role in Creating False Books and Records

SEC Charges Accountant for Madoff Clients for Role in Creating False Books and Records. 2013-202. The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the longtime accountant for many of Bernard Madoff’s oldest and wealthiest clients for his role in the creation of false books and records used in the massive Ponzi scheme. The SEC alleges that Paul […]

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U.S. wants to seize assets tied to Russian tax refund scheme

U.S. wants to seize assets tied to Russian tax refund scheme

As reported in the news in Reuters, New York, Sept 10 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities are looking to seize luxury apartments and other property that they say was used by Russian companies to launder proceeds from a $230 million tax fraud. The scheme was uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who died in a Russian […]

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Man sentenced in skid row health fraud scheme, fined $9.8 million

Man sentenced in skid row health fraud scheme, fined $9.8 million

As reported in the LA Times, a Los Angeles man who recruited homeless medical patients on skid row as part of a scheme to defraud federal programs of millions of dollars was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Estill Mitts, 68, of Los Angeles was sentenced by U.S. District Judge George H. King five […]

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Naples Residents Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud for Failing to Pay Employment Taxes

Naples Residents Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud for Failing to Pay Employment Taxes

As reported by the DOJ, “Naples Residents Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud for Failing to Pay Employment Taxes,” the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that Anthony Chaudhuri and Margaret Chaudhuri, of Naples, Fla., pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to defraud the United States.  Here is the plea agreement […]

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Brothers who Made ‘Contributions’ to Orthodox Jewish Organizations Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion after Taking Secret Refunds from Groups

Brothers who Made ‘Contributions’ to Orthodox Jewish Organizations Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion after Taking Secret Refunds from Groups

As reported by the Department of Justice press release, two brothers who made tens of thousands of dollars of contributions to charitable organizations operating under the umbrella of a New York-based orthodox Jewish group known as Spinka pleaded guilty today to tax fraud for taking tax deductions for contributions that were refunded by the non-profits. […]

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SAC Capital says it stands behind indicted trader

SAC Capital says it stands behind indicted trader

As reported in the LA Times, SAC Capital says it stands behind indicted trader, Michael Steinberg.  SAC Capital Advisors, the giant hedge fund that has been in the federal government’s cross hairs, came out in support of one of its portfolio managers accused of insider trading. FBI agents arrested Michael Steinberg at his home on […]

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New sheriff of Wall St. is racking up insider trading convictions

New sheriff of Wall St. is racking up insider trading convictions

As reported in the LA Times, New sheriff of Wall St. is racking up insider trading convictions  Preet Bharara has carved out a reputation for being a tough prosecutor who has overseen some of the most high-profile white-collar criminal cases since the 1980s. NEW YORK — Preet Bharara, the man dubbed the new sheriff of […]

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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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