Law Enforcement

Court Shuts Down Idaho Tax Return Preparer

A federal court in Boise, Idaho permanently enjoined Jonathan Peirsol from preparing federal income tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced on June 27. Peirsol consented to the civil injunction order and admitted the allegations in...

Former State Street Executive Convicted in Scheme to Defraud Clients Through Secret Trading Commissions on Billions of Dollars of Securities Trades

A former executive vice president of State Street Bank & Trust was convicted on June 26 by a federal jury in Boston in connection with engaging in a scheme to defraud at least six of the bank’s clients through secret commissions applied to...

Federal Court Shuts Down Florida Tax Return Preparer

On June 25, a federal court in Miami permanently barred Jessyca Bernard from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced on June 25. The civil injunction order, to which Bernard agreed, was signed by Chief Judge K....

Texas Tax Return Preparer Sentenced To Prison For Tax And Identity Theft Crimes

A former Killeen, Texas resident was sentenced to 42 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of a false tax return and aggravated identity theft, on June 22, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard...

Former Virginia Software Company Vice President Sentenced To Prison For Employment Tax Fraud

A former officer of a software company in Sterling, Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the government by failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on June 22, announced Principal...

Former Director of the Program Management Office in the Secretary of Defense Communications Office Pleads Guilty to Conflicts of Interest Law Prohibiting Acts Affecting Personal Financial Interest

The former Director of the Program Management Office in the Secretary of Defense Communications Office (SDC), on June 22, pleaded guilty to a criminal conflicts of interest charge for using her federal employment to participate in acts that...

Two Colorado Financial Services Executives Sentenced in Multimillion-Dollar Fraud Scheme

A former CEO and a former corporate counsel of a Colorado financial services company were sentenced on June 19 and June 20, in Denver, Colorado, for their participation in a multimillion-dollar investment scheme in which they falsely told investors...

Colorado Business Owners Indicted For $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury for the District of Colorado has returned an indictment, which was unsealed on June 20, charging two Colorado business owners with conspiring to defraud the United States and to commit money laundering, money laundering and filing...