Law Enforcement

FBI Phoenix Recognizes Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Honors Those Who Persevere

PHOENIX, AZ—The FBI Phoenix Field Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 18–24, 2021, joins its federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners in taking this opportunity to raise awareness about...

Brother and Sister Charged in Scheme to Thwart IRS Tax Collection

A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas, returned an indictment on March 17, 2021, charging Michael Andrew McCann with conspiring to defraud the United States, endeavoring to obstruct the IRS, failing to file tax returns, and making false bankruptcy...

Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Georgia Tax Return Preparer

The United States filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia seeking to bar a Tifton, Georgia, tax return preparer from preparing tax returns for others.

Louisiana Construction Company Owner and Two Employees Indicted for Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury in New Orleans, Louisiana, returned an indictment charging three Louisiana residents with conspiracy to defraud the IRS, on March 26. One defendant, Matthew Reck, was additionally charged with making a false statement to federal...

Michigan Businessman Charged with Tax Evasion Among Other Offenses

A federal grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, returned an indictment charging a Bloomfield Hills businessman with tax evasion on March 24, attempting to obstruct the internal revenue laws, making a false statement, and willful failure to file his own...

Owner of Plumbing Businesses Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud

A Montana businessman pleaded guilty to employment tax fraud, on March 24.

According to court documents, Thomas O’Connell owned and operated three plumbing businesses, Quality Plumbing and Heating, Orbit Plumbing and Heating, and Orbit PHC,...

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...