Politics

Michigan Businessman Charged with Tax Evasion Among Other Offenses

A federal grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, returned an indictment charging a Bloomfield Hills businessman with tax evasion on March 24, attempting to obstruct the internal revenue laws, making a false statement, and willful failure to file his own...

Owner of Plumbing Businesses Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud

A Montana businessman pleaded guilty to employment tax fraud, on March 24.

According to court documents, Thomas O’Connell owned and operated three plumbing businesses, Quality Plumbing and Heating, Orbit Plumbing and Heating, and Orbit PHC,...

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Not Paying Employment Taxes

A doctor, formerly of Great Falls, Virginia, pleaded guilty to willful failure to pay employment taxes, on February 12, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S....

Two Louisiana Return Preparers Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Two Louisiana tax preparers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, on February 10, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser...

Former Florida Resident Indicted for Tax Evasion and Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Lucia Andrea Gatta, a former resident of Palm Beach County, Florida, with tax evasion and failing to file Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs), among other offenses, on February 10...

North Carolina Tax Preparer Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS and Aggravated Identity Theft

A federal grand jury in Durham, North Carolina, returned an indictment charging a tax preparer with conspiring to defraud the United States, preparing false tax returns, filing a false personal tax return, and committing aggravated identity theft, on...

Former Government Contractor Sentenced for Role in Bribery and Kickback Scheme

A former government contractor was sentenced for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme where he paid bribes to secure U.S. Army contracts, on January 15.

Restaurant Chain Manager Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud

The manager of the San Diego Home Cooking restaurant chain pleaded guilty to employment tax fraud, on January 13, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney...