Law Enforcement

Detroit-Area Restaurant Owner Indicted For Employment Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Michigan, on July 31, returned an indictment charging a Walled Lake, Michigan restaurant owner with 24 counts of failing to account for and pay over employment taxes and one count of willful...

Former Supreme Court Justice Charged with Wire Fraud

United States Attorney Mike Stuart, on July 31, announced that former West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis E. Ketchum II, age 75, was charged by Information with wire fraud. Justice Ketchum served as a Supreme Court Justice from...

South Florida Tire Retailer Sentenced To Prison For Excise Tax Conspiracy

A Coral Springs, Florida, tire retailer was sentenced in the Southern District of Florida for conspiracy to defraud the Government, on July 26, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax...

Ninth Circuit Invalidates “Midco” Tax Shelter

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the IRS’s assertion of transferee liability against the former shareholders of a closely held corporation who participated in a so-called “Midco” transaction, announced Principal Deputy Assistant...

Virginia Man Sentenced To Prison For Tax Fraud And Structuring More Than $475,000

A Concord, Virginia man was sentenced to prison for tax and currency structuring charges, on Julyl 24, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Thomas T....

Former Executive Director of Non-Profit Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy with Unnamed State Senator and Convicted Lobbyist

A Former Executive Director of a non-profit pleaded on July 19, guilty to conspiring to unlawfully divert over $380,000 from South Arkansas Youth Services (SAYS), without the authority of the non-profit’s Board of Directors. According to plea...

While a new recommitment to cease fire that came into effect on 1 July has brought an immediate decrease in violence, a comprehensive ceasefire is yet to be reached, the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), Ertugrul Apaka

A jury in the Northern District of California convicted a San Francisco area Certified Public Accountant late of three counts of aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return, on July 18, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General...

Mississippi Certified Public Accountant Indicted For Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury returned an indictment on June 27, which was unsealed on July 19, charging Hattiesburg, Mississippi certified public accountant Carl Nicholson with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States, four counts of filing false...