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by Terri Eyden on Aug 16, 2012
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.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 23, 2012
A fraudulent e-mail phishing scam was sent to CPAs, non-CPAs, and the general public on July 19 accusing the recipients of tax refund fraud and threatening license suspension.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 23, 2012
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.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 19, 2012
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.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 22, 2012
Silford Warren of Queens, New York, was sentenced June 12 to two years in prison for failure to pay over employment taxes in connection with his ownership of Silford Warren, CPA PC.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 18, 2012
BDO USA LLP (BDO) the seventh largest US accounting firm, agreed on June 12 to pay a civil penalty of $34.4 million to the IRS and forfeit $15.6 million to the US government as part of a deferred prosecution agreement.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 12, 2012
Jason W. Leas, a Minnesota resident and cofounder of Best Used Trucks of Minnesota Inc., is facing a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison for excise tax crimes and fraud.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 11, 2012
Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is seeking to acquire an ownership interest in his former team, the San Diego Padres. But there's a potential problem - he reportedly owes more than $400,000 in back taxes.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 11, 2012
Grammy Award winner Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to pay taxes on income totaling $1.8 million.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 08, 2012
New York tax preparer pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of a false and fraudulent return.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 07, 2012
Six individuals have been charged with conspiring to defraud the United States in filing false tax returns.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 06, 2012
Monty and Patricia Ervin were sentenced to federal prison for tax evasion and for conspiring to defraud the United States.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 05, 2012
Desperate times call for desperate measures, the saying goes. So it's not surprising that fraud in the workplace increased during the economic crisis and recession.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 04, 2012
Charles Alan Pflueger, Randall Kurata, and Julie Kam plead guilty to filing false federal income tax returns.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 01, 2012
The IRS is ramping up its efforts to crack down on personal identity thefts involving illegally procured tax return information by implementing a new pilot program in conjunction with Florida.