Law Enforcement

Michigan Attorney Indicted for Tax Fraud

A grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, returned an indictment charging Carl L. Collins III, a Michigan attorney, with tax evasion, filing two false tax returns and seven counts of willfully failing to file individual and corporate tax returns, on October...

Texas Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding the United States

A Texas tax return preparer was sentenced to 60 months in prison for her role in a scheme to defraud the United States and for 27 months (consecutive) for filing a false federal tax return, for a total of 87 months, on October 9, announced Principal...

Tennessee Health Care Executive Sentenced to Prison for Role In $4.6 Million Kickback Scheme

A Tennessee health care executive was sentenced to 42 months in prison for her role in a $4.6 million kickback scheme, on August 28.

Detroit Area Businessperson Pleads Guilty to Payroll Tax Crime

A Walled Lake, Michigan, businessperson, who owned a restaurant and an adult entertainment facility, pleaded guilty to willful failure to pay over employment taxes and failure to file an individual income tax return, on August 28, announced Principal...

Associate of Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Commit Bribery

An associate of a former U.S. Border Patrol Agent (BPA) was sentenced to 48 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release for conspiring to accept money in return for helping to smuggle marijuana and other illegal drugs into the United...

Former Operators of Michigan Adult Foster Care Homes Sentenced for Income and Employment Tax Crimes

The owners and operators of multiple Michigan adult foster care homes were sentenced for federal tax crimes, on August 28. Jeremiah Cheff was sentenced to 27 months in prison, and Nicolette Cheff was sentenced to two years of probation, announced...

North Carolina Office Manager Sentenced to Prison for Employment Tax Fraud

A New London, North Carolina, woman was sentenced to 14 months in prison for federal employment tax fraud, on August 27, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S....

Orthodontist Indicted for Bribery and Fraud Scheme with Former Arkansas State Senator

An orthodontist who owned several businesses that operated orthodontic clinics in Arkansas was indicted for perpetrating a bribery and fraud scheme involving former Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A...