Law Enforcement

Tennessee Man Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Retaliatory Lien and Making a False Tax Refund Claim

A Rogersville, Tennessee, resident was sentenced to 30 months in prison for filing a fraudulent multi-million dollar lien against a government employee and filing a false claim for a tax refund, on November 28, announced Principal Deputy Assistant...

Nutritional Supplement Marketer Pleads Guilty to Tax Crime

A Monument, Colorado, man pled guilty today to one count of attempting to evade the payment of income taxes, on November 27, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S....

Former Venezuelan National Treasurer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Over $1 Billion in Bribes

A former Venezuelan national treasurer was sentenced for his role in a billion-dollar currency exchange and money laundering scheme, on November 27.

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud

A Springfield Gardens, New York, resident pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with nine counts of wire fraud, nine counts of aggravated identity theft, and 17 counts of aiding or assisting in the preparation and filing of false returns, on...

Ohio Tax Attorney Pleads Guilty to Obstructing The IRS

A Columbus, Ohio, attorney pleaded guilty to corruptly endeavoring to impede and obstruct the due administration of the Internal Revenue Service, on November 26, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...

Former Business Partner of U.S. Military Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Bribery Scheme Related to Contracts in Support of Iraq War

A former business partner of a U.S. military contractor was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in a years-long scheme to bribe U.S. Army contracting officials stationed at a U.S. military base in Kuwait during the Iraq War, on November 26...

Owner of Engineering Firms and CPA Convicted in Tax Scheme

A federal jury in Honolulu, Hawaii, convicted Wagdy Guirguis and Michael Higa of conspiracy to defraud the United States, on November 20, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax...

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...