Archive for May, 2008


Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Gerald M. Dortch, a dentist in Illinois, received a six-month prison sentence following his conviction for tax evasion. He will also serve a three-year term of supervised release, with the first six months to be spent on home detention.
In addition, he was ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and pay $127,103 in restitution.
During his guilty plea, in which he admitted to tax evasion for the years 2001 to
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School Board Prez Sent to Jail, Fined

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

A former school board president in California was sentenced after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
Dirk Fulton, 53, of Benicia, received five months in prison, five months of home detention, two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $115,000 in restitution and a $28,000 fine.
According to prosecutors, Fulton had requested that following his prison and home confinement he be allowed to serve a shorter, one-year period of supervised release.
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KATU Special Investigation: Two Men and One Identity

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Click here to see video footage of Tax Resolution Services in a special On Your Side Investigation that involves a serious case of stolen identity that leads one man into big trouble with the IRS.

With almost identical names, two men have been linked in a serious case of cross-country identity theft.
Eladio Lopez is an American citizen who works as a modestly paid truck driver in New York. Heladio Lopez is
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Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Nicole Brown, 27, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to one count of false claims for tax refund and one count of aiding and abetting false claims for tax refund.
According to Brown’s plea agreement, she prepared federal individual income tax returns for various individuals. Brown included false information, such as false Form W-2 information. The total loss was $198,136, the total of claims she made for others and herself. She faces up
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Joseph Anthony Impastato, a former St. Tammany Parish, La., councilman, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of an indictment that dates back to Hurricane Katrina.
The two charges to which Impastato admitted guilt included federal bribery through illegal solicitation and receipt of payments in connection with a Hurricane Katrina debris removal contract and making false statements in his 2001 federal income tax return.
Specifically, within two weeks following Hurricane Katrina, Impastato obtained
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Bob McCormick is a Fan of Tax Resolution Services

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

I just wanted to thank Bob McCormick at KNX 1070AM for his enthusiastic support for Tax Resolution Services. Bob covers the money beat and contributes reports about Wall Street, the economy, business matters for CBS 2 and KCAL 9 News. He is also the host of the popular “Money 101” on KNX 1070, where he examines the most relevant news affecting consumers and small business owners.
Here’s a little of what
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Thanks for the Kind Words…

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

A quote from one of our clients:
“Tax Resolution Services made me feel very special at the time that things weren’t going good for me. I have never had anyone in my lifetime fight for me so hard like the staff did. Thank you from the bottom of my heart”.
-C. Siah

Businessman Faces Embezzlement, Tax Evasion Charges

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

A California businessman was charged with four counts of tax evasion for the years 2001 to 2004 and for embezzlement of employee pension plan accounts.
According to prosecutors, Patrick Neal Young, 40, was the former operating officer of Plyco Foundation Vents, of Waterford, Calif. From 2000 to 2004, he allegedly embezzled about $710,389 from Plyco for his own use. He used the embezzled Plyco funds to purchase a home in Oakdale,
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Join Us at Law Day 2008

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Wanted to let everyone know about a great event coming up that’s free and open to the public.
Law Day 2008 at Whittier Law School
Saturday, May 31, 2008 /9:00am to 2:00pm
Law Day 2008 at Whittier Law School is your chance to try and solve your legal problems and get some answers, even if you can’t afford an attorney. You can get free legal advice from more than 60 lawyers in all
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Monday, May 19th, 2008

James H. Batmasian, 61, of Boca Raton, Fla., pleaded guilty to one count of willfully failing to collect and pay employment taxes of employees for his Boca Raton company. As part of the plea, Batmasian admitted that he failed to collect and pay more than $253,513 in FICA taxes from 2001 2003. Batmasian also agreed to pay prior to sentencing the outstanding taxes and to file amended tax returns with
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Who Else Wants To Win A $250 Transferable Gift Certificate?

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Take my Trivia Challenge and you could win too!
This is one of my favorite sections.  Each month I’ll give you a new trivia question.  The first THREE people who call my office with the correct answer win a free $250 reduction on any IRS service I provide. (One per client, please.)  And best yet, your certificate is transferable.  Use it yourself, or give it to a family member or special
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Are You My Client Of The Month?

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Every month I choose a very special Client Of The Month. It’s my way of acknowledging good friends and saying “thanks” to those who support me and my tax resolution business with referrals, word of mouth and repeat business.
This month’s Client Of The Month is Claudette S.
When Claudette sought our help, her debt to the IRS was almost $19,000. Our negotiations and advocacy resulted in the IRS accepting
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California Tax Protesters Guilty of Evasion

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Tax protesters in California were found guilty by a federal jury.
Kathryn Hanes and Madonna Hanes were charged with conspiracy to commit tax evasion and tax evasion. During the trial, the government presented evidence that both defendants used “tax protester” tactics to commit tax evasion for the tax years 1996 to 2000.
According to the indictment and evidence introduced at trial, Kathryn Hanes and Madonna Hanes mailed frivolous letters to the IRS
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Thank You! Thank You!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Thanks to YOU, the word is spreading. Thanks to my clients and friends who graciously referred me as a tax resolution expert to their friends, clients and relatives last month! I enjoy building my business based on the positive comments and referrals from people just like you.
Gary Messina and Mark Schur: I just couldn’t do it without you!

Even the Beautiful and Famous Pay Taxes

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Corporate executives and Joe Six-Packs aren’t the only ones who face scrutiny and life-changing audits from the IRS. So does America’s Royal Family — our celebrities.
By Michael Rozbruch
The life of a celebrity can be hard.
Ignoring the hefty paychecks and the clout to get on the top of a restaurant reservation list, celebrities have it rough.
They’re stalked by crazy fans.
They’re stalked by paparazzi feeding their not-so-flattering images into a celebrity culture
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