Law Enforcement

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...

New York Pharmacist Charged with Narcotics and Tax Fraud Offenses

A 12-count indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Daniel E. Russo, a pharmacist, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, distribution and possession of oxycodone, distribution of oxycodone...

EU renews its terrorist list of persons and organisations subject to sanctions

The Council on January 13,2020 renewed the so-called EU terrorist list, which sets out persons, groups and entities subject to restrictive measures with a view to combating terrorism. Persons, groups and entities on the list are subject to the...

Negotiations on new EU collective redress rules to begin

The Legal Affairs Committee confirmed on January 9,2020 Parliament’s negotiating position on a new bill introducing EU-wide rules on collective redress.

Three Defendants Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Fraudulently Sell Imported Jewelry From the Philippines As Native American-Made

Three members of an international conspiracy to import knock-off jewelry from the Philippines and misrepresent it as Native-American have pleaded guilty for their roles in the fraudulent scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A....

Former Los Angeles-Area Physician Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicare and Illegally Prescribing Opioid Drugs

A former Los Angeles-area physician was sentenced on January 6,2020 to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for engaging in a multi-faceted Medicare fraud scheme and for illegally prescribing thousands of opioid painkillers and...