Law Enforcement

EPA Reaches Settlement with Big Ox Energy – Siouxland, LLC for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Big Ox Energy – Siouxland, LLC has agreed to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Nebraska to prevent future chemical releases like those that occurred at the company’s Dakota City, Neb., facility in 2016.

Utah Business Owner Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Illegally Dealing Firearms and Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns

A Salt Lake City, Utah, man was sentenced to 4 years in prison for dealing in firearms without a license and filing fraudulent tax returns, on December 7, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg, of the Justice Department...

Former Owners of Sleep Study Clinics in Northern Virginia and Maryland Charged With Health Care Fraud and Tax Evasion

An indictment was unsealed charging two individuals with leading a multi-million dollar health care fraud and tax evasion scheme, on December 6.

Owner of New York Tax Preparation Firm Pleads Guilty to Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

A Brooklyn, New York, resident pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return, on December 4th, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and...

SBM Offshore N.V. And United States-Based Subsidiary Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Case Involving Bribes in Five Countries

SBM Offshore N.V. (SBM), a Netherlands-based company specializing in the manufacture and design of offshore oil drilling equipment, and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, SBM Offshore USA Inc. (SBM USA), have agreed to resolve criminal charges and pay...

Justice Department Sues to Stop Miami-Dade County Tax Return Preparers Allegedly Engaged in Fabricating Deductions and Credits

The United States has asked a federal court in Miami, Florida, to permanently bar Simon Accounting & Tax Services LLC, and three of its preparers, Vilbrun Simon, Saintanise Agenord, and Wilcienne Pierre, from preparing federal income tax returns...

Former Employee of U.S. Government Contractor in Afghanistan Sentenced to Prison for Accepting $250,000 in Kickbacks from Subcontractor

On November 28, a former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan was sentenced to 21 months in prison for accepting over $250,000 in illegal kickbacks from an Afghan subcontractor in return for his assistance in obtaining subcontracts...

Venezuela Arrests Top Citgo Executives

Venezuelan authorities arrested the acting president of Citgo, the U.S. subsidiary of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), along with five other senior executives Tuesday for alleged corruption.