Law Enforcement

Tax Preparers Plead Guilty to Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns

Michegel Butler and Brittany Patterson, residents of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, on November 14, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the...

Palm Beach County Tax Return Preparer Convicted of Filing False Tax Returns and Theft of Government Funds

A federal jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, convicted Paul Senat of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and theft of government funds, on November 6, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman...

Florida Businessman Charged with Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury indicted a Hillsboro Beach, Florida, businessman for tax evasion, employment tax fraud, and other tax crimes, on November 6, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax...

Fugitive and Tax Fraud Promoter Captured and Set to Serve His 10 Year Prison Sentence

A fugitive and former Hillsboro, Oregon, tax fraud promoter, who had been on the run since he was supposed to start serving a 10 year prison sentence, was caught in Arizona and apprehended on Nov. 1, 2019, by the U.S. Marshals Service, announced...

British Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft in Brazen Scheme that Victimized Hundreds of Thousands across the Country

A British man living in Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty to a scheme to abuse the personal and financial information of hundreds of thousands of victims in order to steal millions of dollars, the Department of Justice announced, on November 5.

Colorado Tax Defier Sentenced to Prison for Evasio

A homebuilder and the owner of Tarryall River Log Homes was sentenced to 60 months in prison for tax evasion, on October 30, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Oil Executives Plead Guilty for Roles in Bribery Scheme Involving Foreign Officials

The former CEO and chief operations officer (COO) of a Monaco-based intermediary company have pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme to corruptly facilitate millions of dollars in bribe payments to officials in multiple countries. These included...

Ohio Glass Company Owner Sentenced to Prison For Not Paying Employment Taxes

The owner of a Greenville, Ohio, glass company was sentenced to 14 months in prison for failing to truthfully account for and pay over employment taxes, on October 29, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the...