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Whistleblower Receives $104 Million from IRS for Exposing UBS

In what is considered the largest whistleblower award issued to a single individual, the IRS has given $104 million to the man who exposed a massive tax fraud by Swiss bank UBS.

Take Cover: IRS Agents Go on the Attack

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.

Six Indicted in $1.2 Million Conspiracy

A federal grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama, returned a superseding indictment charging six Alabama women with conspiring to file false tax returns using stolen identities.

Fifteen-Year Prison Sentence for Tax Fraud

Gino Carlucci was sentenced to 188 months in prison for his role in conspiracies to commit money laundering and to defraud the IRS as well as for filing a false income tax return.

Tax Return Preparer in Kansas Shut Down

A federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, has permanently barred Ahferom Goitom from preparing federal tax returns for others.

Tax Refund Fraud to the Tune of $2.8 Million

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.

Husband and Wife Face YEARS in Prison

A married couple has been charged with running a fraudulent advance fee scheme and tax evasion. The twenty-six count indictment seeks forfeiture of at least $3.7 million.

Nine-Year Prison Sentence for Tax Defier

An Arizona man was sentenced on August 10, 2012, to nine years in prison and ordered to pay fines of $1,021,500.

IRS Fraud Detection Failures. Shulman's Job on the Line?

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.

Federal Court Shuts Down Florida Tax Preparers

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.

Man Allegedly Falsified Returns to Maximize EITC

The Justice Department has asked a federal court in Chicago to bar Bruce E. Grant from preparing tax returns. The suit alleges that Grant frequently fabricates business income and expenses to maximize EITC.

A Disturbing Thirty Days

Within a single thirty-day period beginning on June 12, 2012, a number of fraud and ethics-related items made news throughout the business world.

Tax Preparer Goes to Jail for Close to Five Years

Texas tax return preparer, Eddye Lovely, was sentenced to fifty-seven months in federal prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns.

Florida State Rep Faces IRS Investigation

State Representative Daphne Campbell is under investigation for Medicaid fraud, prompting the state Democratic Party to ask Campbell "to consider stepping down," the <i>Miami Herald</i> reported.

Alaska Authorities Sniff Out Tax Scammers

While law enforcement officers were investigating drug dealers in Alaska, they turned up a fraudulent tax scheme that reportedly generated about $19 million in illegal federal income tax refunds.

Heartless Embezzler Behind Bars

Alan Jonas, who was accused of writing 161 checks to himself from a church in Southington, an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and a nonprofit group, is now in jail after embezzling over $500,000.

Former CPA, a Pakistan Fugitive, Indicted

Masood Chotani, a former CPA who spent the last three years as a fugitive in Pakistan, was arraigned July 12 on charges that he conspired to defraud the United States and made false claims for income tax refunds.

Woman in Custody in $2 Million Tax Fraud Case

Police arrested Krystle Marie Reyes on June 6 on accusations that she filed a fake TurboTax electronic tax form claiming she earned more than $3 million in 2011 and was owed a $2.1 million refund.

Tax Crimes Could Send Virginia Man to Prison

On July 10, a Newport News, Virginia, federal grand jury indicted Jeffrey Charles for conspiring with his daughter and son-in-law to defraud the United States, the Justice Department and the IRS announced.

Man Gets 71 Months for Tax Conspiracy

Elmo Antonio George was sentenced to seventy-one months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the IRS and for filing false tax returns, the Justice Department and IRS announced.


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