Law Enforcement

North Carolina Return Preparer Sentenced To Prison For Filing False Tax Refund Claims

A Wilson, North Carolina tax return preparer was sentenced to 24 months in prison for filing a false claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),on May 8th, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the...

Justice Department Seeks to Revoke Citizenship of Convicted Felons Who Conspired to Defraud U.S. Export-Import Bank of More Than $24 Million

The Justice Department, on May 8, filed denaturalization lawsuits against two individuals convicted of conspiring to defraud the United States Export-Import Bank (“Ex-Im Bank”) of more than $24 million, conduct they allegedly concealed during their...

Owner of Colorado Martial Arts Academy Charged With Tax Crimes

A federal grand jury sitting in Denver, Colorado has returned an indictment, which was unsealed, on May 3, charging an Arvada, Colorado resident with failure to pay over payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and filing false corporate...

Former Bureau of Prisons Employee Agrees to Pay $50,000 to Resolve Anti-Kickback Act Allegations

Cary Hudson, a former financial administrator for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in Carswell, Texas, has agreed to pay the United States $50,000 to resolve allegations that he violated the Anti-Kickback Act by accepting improper payments from...

Court Shuts Down Charleston, South Carolina Tax Return Preparer

A federal court in Charleston, South Carolina permanently enjoined Jacqueline Lowndes from preparing federal tax returns for others. The court also ordered Lowndes to mail a copy of the injunction order to all customers for whom she prepared a return...

Former CEO of Volkswagen AG Charged with Conspiracy and Wire Fraud in Diesel Emissions Scandal

An indictment was unsealed charging Martin Winterkorn, 70, the former chairman of the management board of Volkswagen AG (VW), with conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with VW’s long-running scheme to cheat U.S. diesel vehicle emissions...

Former Arkansas State Senator and Consultant Convicted for Bribery Scheme

A former Arkansas State Senator and an Arkansas consultant have been convicted for a bribery scheme in which state funds were directed to non-profit entities in exchange for kickbacks funneled through the consultant’s business, announced Acting...

Resort Operator Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return

A Scottsdale, Arizona man, who formerly resided in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado to filing a false tax return, on May 2, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E...