Politics

Philadelphia Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for False Returns

A former Philadelphia tax return preparer was sentenced to 24 months in prison for aiding in the preparation of a false client tax return, on January 30, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...

West Virginian Business Owners Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Pay Employment and Individual Income Taxes

Two West Virginian business owners were sentenced to prison for conspiring to defraud the United States of employment and income taxes, on January 27, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department...

Three Louisiana Residents Charged for Conspiring to File False Tax Returns

A federal grand jury in New Orleans, Louisiana, returned an indictment charging three Louisiana residents with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, 14 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return,...

Manhattan Restauranteur Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion Scheme

The owner of a former New York City restaurant pleaded guilty to tax evasion, on January 24, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the...

Chicago-Area Resident Indicted for Scheme to File False Claims for Tax Refunds

A Chicago-area resident was arrested on a federal grand jury indictment charging him with mail fraud, submitting false claims to the United States for tax refunds, and aggravated identity theft, on January 23, announced Principle Deputy Assistant...

New York Pharmacist Charged with Narcotics and Tax Fraud Offenses

A 12-count indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Daniel E. Russo, a pharmacist, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, distribution and possession of oxycodone, distribution of oxycodone...

EU renews its terrorist list of persons and organisations subject to sanctions

The Council on January 13,2020 renewed the so-called EU terrorist list, which sets out persons, groups and entities subject to restrictive measures with a view to combating terrorism. Persons, groups and entities on the list are subject to the...

Negotiations on new EU collective redress rules to begin

The Legal Affairs Committee confirmed on January 9,2020 Parliament’s negotiating position on a new bill introducing EU-wide rules on collective redress.