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.

Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthetist Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

A Penn Hills, Pennsylvania resident pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of income tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Texas Man Convicted of Tax Evasion

A federal jury in the Western District of Texas convicted a San Antonio man of three counts of tax evasion, on September 14, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney John F. Bash for the Western District of Texas.

North Carolina Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

A Winston-Salem, North Carolina resident, who is also licensed as an attorney in Georgia, was sentencedto 13 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney Richard Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for the Middle District of North Carolina, on September 13.

Business Executive Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charge in Connection With Venezuelan Bribery Scheme

A former manager of a U.S.-based logistics and freight forwarding company pleaded guilty to a foreign bribery charge for his role in a scheme to corruptly secure contracts and contract extensions from Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), on September 13. The guilty plea of the foreign official who was bribed was also unsealed, on September 13.

Buffalo Man Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

A Buffalo, New York, man who owned and operated a debt collection business was sentenced to 37 months in prison for tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. for the Western District of New York, on September 13.

Former Director of Detroit Technology Office Sentenced to Prison for Bribery

The former Director of the City of Detroit’s Office of Departmental Technology Services (DTS), on September 11, was sentenced to 20 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, for accepting more than $29,500 in bribe payments from two information technology companies providing services and personnel to the City of Detroit.

Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charge in Connection With Bribery Scheme Involving Ecuadorian Officials

A U.S.-based financial advisor pleaded guilty for his role in an international money laundering conspiracy involving the proceeds of a scheme to pay bribes to officials of Ecuador’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Empresa Pública de Hidrocarburos del Ecuador (PetroEcuador), on September 11.

Hialeah Man Pleads Guilty in $8 Million Laundering Scheme Involving Proceeds of Mortgage Fraud and Tax Refund Fraud

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Robert Lasky, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office and Michael J. De Palma, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) announced that on September 5, 2018, Yant Garcia, 38 of Hialeah, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States.