Law Enforcement

North Carolina Tax Return Preparer Convicted of Filing False Income Tax Returns

A federal jury in Charlotte, North Carolina, convicted a former tax return preparer of filing false tax returns for her clients and herself, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax...

Business Executive Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charges in Connection with Venezuela Bribery Scheme

A dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen who controlled multiple U.S.-based companies pleaded guilty for his role in the Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) foreign bribery scheme, on May 29. The case involves bribes paid to PDVSA officials - Venezuela’s state...

North Carolina Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Medicaid Fraud and Tax Evasion Charges

A North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for health care fraud related to the submission of false claims to Medicaid and for tax evasion, on May 24, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...

Texas Restaurant Owners Convicted of Tax Fraud

A Texas couple was convicted of conspiracy and tax charges by a federal jury in Austin, on May 23, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Alabama Husband and Wife Business Owners Plead Guilty to Payroll Tax Fraud

A Crane Hill couple pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama to failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on May 23, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard...

Alabama Husband and Wife Business Owners Plead Guilty to Payroll Tax Fraud

A Crane Hill couple pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama to failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on May 23th, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General...

Mississippi Accountant Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Tax Fraud

A locally prominent certified public accountant (CPA) was sentenced to five years in prison in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on May 23th, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman and United States Attorney Mike Hurst for...

Four Michigan Defendants Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS and Steal From an Organization Receiving Federal Funds

Four individuals in Flint, Michigan, pleaded guilty to conspiring to impede the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and steal from an organization receiving federal funds, on May 22nd, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney...