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March 22, 2019

Alabama Employee Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Filing a False Tax Return and Embezzlement

According to a press release by the Department of Justice, Alita Baker Edeker was sentenced to serve 46 months in prison for embezzling over $700,000 from […]
March 21, 2019

IRS 2019 “Dirty Dozen” Fraud List Warns Against Tax Preparers Who Promise Big Refunds

In a recent blog post, we wrote about the IRS adding falsified income and fake Forms 1099 to its “Dirty Dozen” tax fraud list for 2019. […]
March 20, 2019

Federal Court Reject Defendants FBAR Regulation Arguments, Affirms $1 Million Penalty

A recent case that was decided in Connecticut illustrates how large penalties relating to the failure to disclose the existence of foreign bank accounts can become. […]
March 19, 2019

Former Trump Lawyer Cohen Says President Lied, Raising Questions About Tax Evasion, Bank Fraud

In February 2019, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who was sentenced last year to 36 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to bank and tax […]
March 18, 2019

Story Update: Miami CPA Sentenced to 39 Months for Various Tax-Related Crimes

Last year, we brought you the story of a Miami-based CPA that was indicted by a federal grand jury on several criminal charges related to tax […]
March 14, 2019

Florida Minister Gets 5 Years in Prison for Federal Tax Crimes, Failing to Pay IRS

In April 2018, a federal jury convicted 51-year-old defendant William Todd Coontz, a former author, business owner, and minister from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, of two tax […]