Florida State Rep Faces IRS Investigation
by Terri Eyden on
By Christina Camara
The IRS is investigating Florida State Representative Daphne Campbell and her husband, Hubert Campbell, who face liens totaling $145,000.
Representative Campbell, a Democrat from Miami Shores, Florida, is also under investigation for Medicaid fraud, prompting the state Democratic Party to ask Campbell "to consider stepping down," the Miami Herald reported.
The IRS is examining bank accounts related to Campbell and husband Hubert's family home health care business. The newspaper reported that IRS agents are looking at dozens of documents from former business associates who say the Campbells are scammers.
In 2007, the couple started a consulting business designed to help people run home health care agencies. The State Attorney General began an investigation last year.
Nebert Whyte, a home health care agency provider who turned management of her firm over to the Campbells, told the newspaper that bank accounts were set up in her company's name without her consent.
There's more on AWEB!
Do you have colleagues or clients who might like to receive the free AccountingWEB newsletter?
• Wealth Management
• Wealth Management
She then discovered that thousands of dollars had been deposited into those accounts from Medicaid billings. "I'm not being paid and they are collecting all the funds," said Whyte. "It took me a year to find out."
The family has had its share of legal problems. Hubert Campbell was convicted in a 2007 mortgage fraud case. He filed for bankruptcy in 2010. The Campbell's son, Gregory, has been accused of a $300,000 Medicaid fraud. Trial is set for September and he has pleaded not guilty. In addition, Daphne Campbell's top legislative aide, Janice Shackelford, pleaded guilty to a 2006 grand theft charge.
The Campbells once owned group homes for the mentally ill and infirm, but they were closed after the state eliminated funding in the wake of squalid conditions, three deaths, and the rape of a patient who later died, the Miami New Times reported.
Campbell is running for reelection for her seat, which is being contested by two fellow Democrats in an August 14 primary.
- Heartless Embezzler Behind Bars
- Preparer Alert: Keep Your Clients from Becoming Victims of Tax Scams
You may like these other stories...
Business tax executives seem to agree with a majority of congressional lawmakers that tax reform is unlikely to happen this year.According to the 2014 Tax Policy Forecast Survey, which was released today by Washington, DC-...
By now, it’s pretty clear that it’s not about the money for former NFL players Hunter Hillenmeyer and Jeff Saturday.After tax authorities in Cleveland, Ohio, applied what the athletes said was unfair taxation...
Camp to Obama: Let’s talkHouse Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) said on March 6 there are some areas in his proposal to overhaul the tax code where he thinks he can work with President Obama, Bernie...
Upcoming CPE Webinars
BAR is an acronym for: Boundaries, Authority and Role. This simple tool will provide participants with a solid understanding of leadership essentials to improve their performance.
This material is designed to provide a start-to-finish overview of how to plan and complete high-quality small audits efficiently.
In this session Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA shares numerous techniques that you can use to work with charts more efficiently.
Key Accounting and Reporting Issues for Nonprofits No. 1: Overview and Statement of Financial Position
This material focuses on non-profit organizations organization, accounting and reporting.