Law Enforcement

North Carolina Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

A Winston-Salem, North Carolina resident, who is also licensed as an attorney in Georgia, was sentencedto 13 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney Richard...

Business Executive Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charge in Connection With Venezuelan Bribery Scheme

A former manager of a U.S.-based logistics and freight forwarding company pleaded guilty to a foreign bribery charge for his role in a scheme to corruptly secure contracts and contract extensions from Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled...

Buffalo Man Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

A Buffalo, New York, man who owned and operated a debt collection business was sentenced to 37 months in prison for tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U....

Former Director of Detroit Technology Office Sentenced to Prison for Bribery

The former Director of the City of Detroit’s Office of Departmental Technology Services (DTS), on September 11, was sentenced to 20 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, for accepting more than $29,500 in bribe payments...

Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charge in Connection With Bribery Scheme Involving Ecuadorian Officials

A U.S.-based financial advisor pleaded guilty for his role in an international money laundering conspiracy involving the proceeds of a scheme to pay bribes to officials of Ecuador’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Empresa Pública de...

Hialeah Man Pleads Guilty in $8 Million Laundering Scheme Involving Proceeds of Mortgage Fraud and Tax Refund Fraud

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Robert Lasky, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office and Michael J. De Palma, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal...

New York Attorney Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Related to Multimillion-Dollar Embezzlement From Deceased Client’s Estate

A New York-licensed attorney and former partner at a New York law firm pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion arising from a scheme to embezzle millions of dollars from a deceased client’s estate, on September 6,...

Two Indiana Men Plead Guilty to Insider Trading in Advance of 2014 Acquisition

Two Indiana men pleaded guilty to conspiracy and other charges, on September 6, in relation to a 2014 scheme to trade in options ahead of SAP SE’s acquisition of Concur Technologies, which netted them hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits.