Law Enforcement

Royal Bank of Scotland Agrees to Pay $4.9 Billion for Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct

The Justice Department on August 14, announced a $4.9 billion settlement with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) resolving federal civil claims that RBS misled investors in the underwriting and issuing of residential mortgage-backed securities...

Federal Court Bars Florida Tax Return Preparer and his Business From Preparing Tax Returns and Orders Them to Disgorge Ill-Gotten Gains

A federal court in Orlando, Florida entered a permanent injunction against Herve Erilus and Herve Erilus, LLC, barring them from preparing federal tax returns for others and owning or operating a tax preparation business, the Justice Department...

North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison for Obstructing the IRS

A Monroe, North Carolina resident was sentenced to 18 months in prison for attempting to interfere with the due administration of the Internal Revenue laws, on August 13, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of...

Former Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing a Fraudulent Tax Refund Claim

A former resident of Durant, Mississippi pleaded guilty to preparing and filing a fraudulent claim for a tax refund with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on August 10, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of...

Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A Starkville, Mississippi tax return preparer pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of a false tax return, on August 10, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...

Federal Court Shuts Down South Florida Tax Return Preparers and Enters Monetary Judgments in Favor of the United States

On August 9, a federal court in Miami, Florida permanently enjoined Jean-Philippe Boursiquot and Roberton Boursiquot from preparing federal income tax returns for others.

IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

An Atlanta, Georgia resident pleaded guilty today to one count of aggravated identity theft for her role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme, on August 9, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...

Justice Department Announces $3.4 Billion in Grants to Aid Crime Victims Nationwide

The Department of Justice on August 9, announced awards totaling more than $3.4 billion to fund thousands of local victim assistance programs across the country and to help compensate victims in every state for crime-related losses. Distributed...