Archive for February, 2007

I owe the IRS more than $75,000. I don’t dispute this, and I want to come forward and pay it, but I don’t have that kind of money. I also don’t think the Offer in Compromise program would work for me. But what about an installment plan?

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Indeed, paying off your IRS debt in installments is absolutely an option. Since I assume you are interested in coming forward before the Internal Revenue Service is forced to track you down, you’re in a good position to deal with the federal government. The IRS favors those who want to work with the government to satisfy their debt.
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Monday, February 12th, 2007

Robert N. Shearburn Sr., 65, of Glendale, Ariz., pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. Shearburn admitted that on April 5, 2001, he admitted that he falsely reported his income as $58,806. In fact, for tax years 1999-2001, Shearburn stated that his underreported gross income was approximately $830,000, with a tax due and owing of $232,400. He faces up to
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Friday, February 9th, 2007

Gary J. Diehl, a resident of McKeesport, Penn., has been sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to two years of probation and six months of home detention on his conviction for failing to file returns. Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill Jr. imposed the sentence on Diehl, 53. According to information presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney
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Thursday, February 8th, 2007

James C. Platts, a prominent builder in Pennsylvania, has a new challenge: demolishing a five-count tax evasion indictment.
According to the indictment, Platts submitted a false and fraudulent individual income tax return for the calendar year 1999, which substantially underreported his income and resulting tax liability. Additionally, Platts allegedly attempted to evade paying federal income taxes and FICA taxes withheld from employees
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Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Matthew Okonkwo, 59, a Nigerian national who had been residing in Dothan, Ala., was sentenced to 24 months in prison on one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and eleven counts of aiding in the preparation of fraudulent income tax returns.
Upon completion of his sentence, Okonkwo will face deportation proceedings.
Convicted by a jury on Nov. 1, 2006, Okonkwo owned Eagle
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Associate of Corrupt Politico Sent to Prison

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

A business partner of former New Jersey State Sen. John A. Lynch was sentenced for tax evasion to three months in federal prison and seven months of home confinement with electronic monitoring.
U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler also fined John E. “Jack” Westlake, 76, of Red Bank, N.J., $30,000 and ordered him to surrender to the federal Bureau of Prisons
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False Tax Returns Filed From … Prison

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

A federal grand jury has returned a 23-count indictment against Crispian Rawlings, a 37-year-old career criminnal, for filing false tax returns.
Rawlings filed the returns, claiming more than $95,000 in refunds, while he was incancerated at a state prison in Tuscon, Ariz. Rawlings filed 23 separate returns using the names of co-inmates and gang associates. Rawlings was released in October 2006 but was
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Tax Troubles for Mail-Order Divorce Owner

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

The Oregon-based owner of a mail-order divorce business faces up to five years in prison for tax evasion.
William Cleveland Thompson, 62, of Newberg, Ore., pleaded guilty to one count of evading the payment of federal income taxes for the 1993, 1994 and 1995 tax years. Thompson admitted that the amount of tax loss for those years is approximately $159,918. Sentencing is set for
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Tax Protester Barricaded in New Hampshire

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

A man convicted of tax evasion charges for not paying income taxes for more than a decade has barricaded himself, along with armed supporters, in his home in Plainfield, N.H.
Ed Brown said he won’t surrender.
“Live free or die,” he told the Associated Press in a telephone interview, referring to New Hampshire’s motto. “What else can I say?”
Ed Brown’s wife, Elaine, a dentist who earned most
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