A woman in Georgia has been indicted for stealing the identities of the most vulnerable - the homeless and the disabled. The second case involves a tax refund scheme of national scope, wherein at least 180 clients from thirty different states were victimized.
The SEC has charged a former CFO of a Minnesota-based computer networking device manufacturer for secretly diverting company funds to cover unauthorized personal expenses and other employees' entertainment expenses.
A former US Airways pilot, Charles A. Davis, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for committing tax fraud. He was also ordered to serve twelve months of supervised release after his prison term and pay the IRS $538,569.
The Justice Department's Tax Division has issued Directive 144 to further the efforts of the Tax Division and the US Attorneys' offices to respond quickly to the challenges in stolen identity refund fraud cases.
William Scott Dion was sentenced to eighty-four months in prison for conspiring to defraud the United States and for obstructing the IRS. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3 million.
Lately, the IRS has been bringing out one of its big guns: an "administrative summons" that compels taxpayers to hand over the books and other sensitive documents where they may have been hiding their dirty secrets.
Larreka Jackson, an Alabama tax preparer, was indicted on twenty-five counts for conspiring to file false tax returns using stolen identities, filing false claims, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
A new report released by the TIGTA accuses IRS agents of "looking the other way" while illegal immigrants were assigned false ITINs. A key member of the House's tax-writing committee is calling for Commissioner Shulman to resign.
A federal court in Florida has permanently barred Sharon Angulo and Claudia Zuloaga from preparing federal tax returns for others. The two had filed tax returns claiming tax refunds based on fake withholding.