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.

Texas Return Preparers Indicted in False Tax Return Scheme

A federal grand jury sitting in Waco, Texas, has returned an indictment, which was unsealed, on November 16, charging two Texas tax return preparers with conspiracy to defraud the United States, aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and filing false personal income tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Virginia Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Prison For $5 Million Employment Tax Fraud

A Collinsville, Virginia, pharmacist was sentenced to 41 months in prison for failing to account for and pay over employment taxes, on November 16, 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.

Dallas Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty in False Tax Return Scheme

A Dallas, Texas, area tax return preparer pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States and to assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, on November 16, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Erin N. Cox for the Northern District of Texas.

Former IRS Employee Sentenced to Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft

Used Information Supplied by Taxpayers Seeking Assistance to File Fraudulent Returns

A former employee for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison for aggravated identity theft, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak for the Northern District of Georgia.

Texas Man Convicted of Money Laundering Conspiracy and Tax Crimes

A Houston, Texas man was convicted by a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas of two conspiracies and tax crimes, on November 14, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

California Resident Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Over $7.5 Million of Taxpayer Money

orma Morfin, aka Norma Morfin Mandujano of Salinas, California, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, on November 14,announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and United States Attorney Alex G. Tse.

Louisiana Man Sentenced to Prison for his Role in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

A former resident of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana was sentenced to 50 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the United States, on October 10, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Louisiana Man Sentenced to Prison for his Role in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

A former resident of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana was sentenced to 50 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the United States, on October 10, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser of the Eastern District of Louisiana.