Posts Tagged ‘tax charges’

IRS is Going After Your Friends and Neighbors Too

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

It’s not just celebrities, industry titans and scam artists who are going to prison on tax charges. It’s everyday people — your friends and neighbors, and maybe you too.
When most people think of tax cases that send defendants to prison or result in large fines, they think of the big cases — the celebrities convicted of tax evasion charges for not paying their bills to Uncle Sam.
Actors Nicolas Cage and Wesley
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IRS Tax Case: Precious Metals Trader Pleads Guilty

Friday, August 9th, 2013

A precicious metals trader in Texas pleaded guilty to a charge of willfully making and subscribing to a false income tax return.
According to court records, Joel Anderson, of Dallas, owned Richardson Gold & Silver Exchange and Frisco Gold & Silver Exchange.
He under reported his income from his precious metals business for the years 2008 through 2010, according to court records. During those tax years, Anderson deposited checks into his personal
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Tax Fraud Charges for Georgia State Representative

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A Georgia state representative was charged in federal court with fraud and tax charges.
Tyrone Brooks Sr., 67, of Atlanta, was indicted on charges that he misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable funds from Universal Humanities, a charity he founded in 1990, and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.
Brooks’ indictment charges that, from the mid-1990s through 2012, Brooks solicited contributions from individuals and corporate donors to combat illiteracy and fund
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Tax Cheats Beware: IRS Investigations Are Up

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Enforcement is up significantly at the Internal Revenue Service, which is very bad news for anyone cheating on their taxes.
The numbers are up.
Way up.
In fiscal year 2012, the Internal Revenue Service launched 5,125 investigations, recommended 3,701 prosecutions, and convicted 2,634 on tax charges, according to the annual report from IRS Criminal Investigation.
All of those numbers are up significantly over the previous year.
“This annual report showcases some of the many significant
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Tax Fraud Guilty Plea for Florida Dentist

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A Florida dentist faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to making a false statement on a federal income tax return.
According to the plea agreement, Edward James Weiss, 63, of Rockledge, Fla., diverted income from his dental business bank account over a period of three years.
Instead of depositing the income into his business account, he would often deposit the checks into his personal bank account. Weiss failed
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Federal Tax Evasion and Money Laundering: Massachusetts Man Guilty

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering, one count of operating an illegal gambling business, and five counts of impeding the administration of tax laws.
According to court records, John Giannelli Sr., 66, of Danvers, Mass., operated a sports-betting business while he resided in Peabody, Mass., and then Kingston, N.H. Giannelli controlled access to a gambling website and granted access to that site to agents or partners.
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Tax Fraud Charges by New York Senate Leader

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The former New York State Senate majority leader pleaded guilty to filing a false and fraudulent federal tax return for the year 2005.
Pedro Espada Jr. concealed money he took from Soundview Healthcare Center, where he was CEO and president, through a janitorial company he owned. Espada also defrauded the IRS of taxes owed on income he earned from the sale of a property on Leland Avenue in the Bronx by
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Tax Cheats Beware: The IRS is More Vigilant Than Ever

Monday, November 19th, 2012

With the IRS more vigilant and efficient, it’s never been more dangerous to cheat on your taxes.

“I won’t get caught.”
I’ve heard a lot of people say that.
People who are cheating on their taxes.
People who are working with so-called tax advisors offering too-good-to-be-legal advice.
People hiding money in trusts or offshore accounts.
People not reporting a portion of their business income.
You know these people. In fact, these people may well include you.
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Arizona Man Guilty of Wire Fraud, Tax Charges

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

An Arizona man was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for wire fraud and filing false tax returns.
Phillip E. Narum, 47, was found guilty at trial on the wire fraud charges and pleaded guilty to the tax charges.
According to court records, Narum was hired in 2004 as an independent contractor at Young and Sons Contracting, a family-owned and -operated construction firm in Tucson, Ariz. Between 2005 and 2008, Narum
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Tax Evasion Charged to New Jersey Lawyer

Monday, August 20th, 2012

IRS agents arrested a New Jersey lawyer on charges that he evaded federal income taxes and failed to pay payroll taxes for his law firm employee from 2006 through 2009.
Lee Gottesman, 56, of Toms River, N.J., was indicted on four counts of personal income tax evasion and 15 counts of willful failure to pay payroll taxes.
During the tax years covered by the indictment, Gottesman allegedly earned more than $440,000 in
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Man Claims He Doesn’t Owe Income Taxes Because He’s From Heaven

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

A Florida man came up with a creative reason for why he doesn’t need to pay taxes: He’s not a U.S. citizen, he told IRS agents. He’s a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven!
But Russell P. Gentile’s purportedly heavenly residence didn’t save him a trip in front of a federal judge. Gentile, 44, of Melbourne, Fla., faces one count of obstructions of an IRS agent as well as well as
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Veterinarian Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

A Tennessee veterinarian faces up to three years in prison and fines up to $250,000 for federal tax charges.
Danny Dwain Moore, 56, of Unicoi, Tenn., pleaded guilty to willfully making a false federal income tax return.
Moore has been a licensed veterinarian in Tennessee since 1980. In the early 2000s, Moore began an online business specializing in the sale of natural holistic veterinary products for horses and pets. The business was
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Celebrity Tax Evasion: Comedian Chris Tucker Owes IRS $11.5 Million

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Comedian and actor Chris Tucker, best known for his starring role with Jackie Chan in the Rush Hour trilogy, owes the IRS $11.5 million in back taxes and penalties.
He’s also behind on payments on his $6 million, 10,000-square-foot waterfront home in Florida. SunTrust has filed for foreclosure on the property.
But the 39-year-old Tucker, ever the funny man, turned his financial misfortune into something of a comedy routine when he appeared
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Tax Firm Recommends Facing Tax Problems Legally So You Don’t End Up in Prison Like NY Politician Who Evaded Taxes

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Tax evasion is a serious crime and punishable with fines and prison sentences.  Why put yourself in a situation like this?  If you have tax problems hanging over your head, we can help you resolve them.  Tax Resolution Services is a tax firm that specializes in tax relief by resolving tax problems and settling back taxes.  Feel you can’t pay all the taxes you owe?  There are many options out
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Innocent Spouse Tax Relief Not Always Applicable, But a Possibility for Some Facing Tax Charges

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

When tax problems arise in a family, it could end the marriage.  Sometimes, the spouse is truly innocent of their partner’s tax problems and the IRS realizes that this may be the case.  There is such a thing as Innocent Spouse Tax Relief and the IRS has a series of questions and Innocent Spouse Tax Relief Rules to extricate the innocent person from being responsible for the tax problem.   If
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