Law Enforcement

VAT-fraud with sale of sugar and cooking oil in Hungary unravelled

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Dismantling of an encrypted network sends shockwaves through organised crime groups across Europe

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EU institutions reach historic deal on EU-wide collective redress law

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Portuguese woman jailed in WA for nine years for importing cocaine in toiletries

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USCIS Provides Greater Flexibility in Processing Work Authorization Requests for Asylum Applicants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on June 19,2020 announced a regulatory change to provide greater flexibility in the processing of initial employment authorization documents (commonly called EADs) for asylum applicants by removing the...

Operators of California Charity Plead Guilty to Mail Fraud Conspiracy and Tax Evasion

A California couple pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail fraud and tax evasion, on June 9, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Robert S. Brewer,...

Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Fraudulent Chicagoland Tax Return Business

The United States has filed a complaint seeking to permanently bar Markham, Illinois tax preparer Patricia Rivers, her daughter-in-law, Ki’esha M. Gary, and Rivers’s business, Alpha II Omega Tax, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the...

Justice Department Files Its First Enforcement Action Against COVID-19 Fraud

The Department of Justice announced on March 22 that it has taken its first action in federal court to combat fraud related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The enforcement action filed on March 22 in Austin against operators of a fraudulent...