Law Enforcement

Utah Tax Return Preparers Indicted for Tax Crimes

A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City, Utah, returned an indictment charging Sergio Sosa, and his adult children, Alissa and David Sosa, with conspiracy to defraud the United States, on Febuary 13, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney...

Four Texans, One New Yorker Arrested for Conspiracy to Sell Sanctioned Iranian Oil to Refinery in China for Huge Profit

The Department of Justice, on Febuary 11, announced that the following defendants were arrested and charged by Complaint on charges of conspiracy and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) based on their attempt to transact...

Rhode Island Property Developer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for $10 Million Ponzi Scheme and Obstructing IRS Investigation

An East Greenwich, Rhode Island, property developer was sentenced to eight years in prison for operating a $10.3 million dollar Ponzi scheme and obstructing an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigation, on Febuary 11, announced Principal Deputy...

Philadelphia Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for False Returns

A former Philadelphia tax return preparer was sentenced to 24 months in prison for aiding in the preparation of a false client tax return, on January 30, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...

West Virginian Business Owners Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Pay Employment and Individual Income Taxes

Two West Virginian business owners were sentenced to prison for conspiring to defraud the United States of employment and income taxes, on January 27, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department...

Three Louisiana Residents Charged for Conspiring to File False Tax Returns

A federal grand jury in New Orleans, Louisiana, returned an indictment charging three Louisiana residents with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, 14 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return,...

Manhattan Restauranteur Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion Scheme

The owner of a former New York City restaurant pleaded guilty to tax evasion, on January 24, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the...

Chicago-Area Resident Indicted for Scheme to File False Claims for Tax Refunds

A Chicago-area resident was arrested on a federal grand jury indictment charging him with mail fraud, submitting false claims to the United States for tax refunds, and aggravated identity theft, on January 23, announced Principle Deputy Assistant...