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.

Michigan Biodiesel Exporter Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud

Falsely Claimed Had Incurred $14.2 Million in Biodiesel Fuel Expenses

A Bloomfield, Michigan, businessman, who operated a biodiesel fuel company, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for filing a false income tax return, on Augest 6.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Agrees to Pay $6.8 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability in Connection with SNAP Quality Control

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has agreed to pay the United States $6,854,416 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in its administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Until 2008, SNAP was known as the Food Stamp Program.

Jury Convicts Washington, D.C., Man in Stolen Identity Tax Fraud Scheme

Defendant Used Dead Man’s Identity to Deposit Fraudulently Obtained Refunds

A federal jury in Greenbelt, Maryland, convicted a Washington, D.C., man Friday of conspiring to commit theft of public money, theft of public money and aggravated identity theft.

First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force

The International Labour Organization is to launch a global campaign to promote ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention.

The first international treaty on violence and harassment in the world of work comes into force on June 25th 2021 – two years after it was adopted by the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC).

FBI Phoenix Recognizes Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Honors Those Who Persevere

PHOENIX, AZ—The FBI Phoenix Field Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 18–24, 2021, joins its federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners in taking this opportunity to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights. NCVRW is celebrated each year in communities across the nation to honor, acknowledge, and support crime victims.

Brother and Sister Charged in Scheme to Thwart IRS Tax Collection

A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas, returned an indictment on March 17, 2021, charging Michael Andrew McCann with conspiring to defraud the United States, endeavoring to obstruct the IRS, failing to file tax returns, and making false bankruptcy declarations.

Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Georgia Tax Return Preparer

The United States filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia seeking to bar a Tifton, Georgia, tax return preparer from preparing tax returns for others.

Louisiana Construction Company Owner and Two Employees Indicted for Tax Fraud

Allegedly Conspired to Conceal Income and Employment Tax Obligations from the IRS

A federal grand jury in New Orleans, Louisiana, returned an indictment charging three Louisiana residents with conspiracy to defraud the IRS, on March 26. One defendant, Matthew Reck, was additionally charged with making a false statement to federal agents, and the other defendants, Dawn Farrell Ruiz and David Farrell, were charged with aiding in the preparation of false returns.