Law Enforcement

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Not Paying Employment Taxes

A doctor, formerly of Great Falls, Virginia, pleaded guilty to willful failure to pay employment taxes, on February 12, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S....

Two Louisiana Return Preparers Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Two Louisiana tax preparers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, on February 10, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser...

Former Florida Resident Indicted for Tax Evasion and Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Lucia Andrea Gatta, a former resident of Palm Beach County, Florida, with tax evasion and failing to file Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs), among other offenses, on February 10...

North Carolina Tax Preparer Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS and Aggravated Identity Theft

A federal grand jury in Durham, North Carolina, returned an indictment charging a tax preparer with conspiring to defraud the United States, preparing false tax returns, filing a false personal tax return, and committing aggravated identity theft, on...

Former Government Contractor Sentenced for Role in Bribery and Kickback Scheme

A former government contractor was sentenced for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme where he paid bribes to secure U.S. Army contracts, on January 15.

Restaurant Chain Manager Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud

The manager of the San Diego Home Cooking restaurant chain pleaded guilty to employment tax fraud, on January 13, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney...

Former Owner of Seafood Processor Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

A Rhode Island man was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion, on January 8, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney Aaron L. Weisman for the...

North Carolina Man Sentenced to 36 Months in Federal Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns

Gene Hersholt Williamson II, on December 22, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return and ordered to pay $637,000 in restitution, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General...