Law Enforcement

(UK) PM hosts first Cabinet meeting

Prime Minster David Cameron has chaired the first meeting of his new coalition Cabinet.

Secretary-General announces new UN chief of protocol

SECRETARY-GENERAL ANNOUNCES NEW UN CHIEF OF PROTOCOL

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed today Desmond Parker of Trinidad and Tobago as the top official for protocol at the United Nations.

Court Holds Former Detroit Tax Return Preparer in Contempt of Court for Violating Injunction Order

Dieasha Davis ordered to pay over $24,000 in costs and disgorge all fees she earned since entry of an injunction barring her from preparing federal tax returns

On Friday, a federal court in Detroit, Michigan, found Dieasha Davis in civil contempt of a permanent injunction barring her from operating a tax return preparation business and preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced.

The Bahamas: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission

The Bahamas delivered strong economic performance in 2018, supported by sound macroeconomic policies and progress on fiscal reforms. With downside risks prevailing, maintaining this positive momentum requires broad-based reforms to strengthen institutions, improve competitiveness and external accounts, and bring public debt on a downward path. The 2019 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) found the financial system to be resilient to current stability threats, but action is needed to safeguard against potential weaknesses and respond to future stress events.

Charity Executives, Former Arkansas State Senator Indicted for Embezzlement and Public Corruption Scheme

Two former executives of a Springfield, Missouri-based charity and a former Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme that involved embezzlement, bribes and illegal campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of the Western District of Missouri.

Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Aiding in the Preparation of False Tax Returns

A tax return preparer formerly of Roanoke, Virginia, pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and filing a false personal tax return, on April 11st, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen for the Western District of Virginia.

Justice Department Continues Enforcement Against Tax Crimes

Tax Crime Means Prison Time

The deadline for filing federal income tax returns is fast approaching and nationwide tax season is in full force.

During this hectic time of year, the Department of Justice’s Tax Division takes a moment to remind the public that year round, tax enforcement efforts are continually underway across the country. The Tax Division in collaboration with U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigates and prosecutes individuals and corporations across a wide spectrum of occupation and industry.

Rhode Island Man Indicted for Defrauding Investors and Tax Evasion

Allegedly Ran Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme to Fund Lifestyle and Used Shell Companies to Evade Taxes

A federal grand jury in Rhode Island indicted a Rhode Island man on multiple counts of wire fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion after allegedly running decade-long schemes to defraud investors and the United States Treasury, on April 9th, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman for the District of Rhode Island.

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return

Omits More than $300,000 in Business Income

A Jefferson County man pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama to filing a false tax return, on April 9th, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town for the Northern District of Alabama.

Three Texas Men Arrested and Charged with Bribery Conspiracy

Three Texas men, including a former Weslaco City Commissioner and a former Hidalgo County Commissioner, were arrested today on charges of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, on April 5th.