Tax Law Blog

December 26, 2018
4 Charged with Tax Fraud, Conspiracy in Connection with Leaked Panama Papers

4 Charged with Tax Fraud, Conspiracy in Connection with Leaked Panama Papers

In 2015, an anonymous source leaked a massive trove of financial data – approximately 11.5 million documents – from Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca, revealing controversial offshore […]
December 21, 2018
Hawaiian Business Owner and His CPA Convicted in Tax Scheme

Hawaiian Business Owner and His CPA Convicted in Tax Scheme

According to a Department of Justice press release, a federal jury convicted Wagdy Guirguis and Michael Higa of conspiracy to defraud the United States, in addition […]
December 20, 2018
IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) Division Announces 5 New Compliance Campaigns with Focus on Foreign Reporting

IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) Division Announces 5 New Compliance Campaigns with Focus on Foreign Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service is comprised of numerous divisions, such as its Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) and Civil Examination Division (CED). For large corporations and pass-through […]
November 6, 2018
Church Pastor Under “Vow of Poverty” Sentenced to Prison for $2M Tax Evasion Scheme

Church Pastor Under “Vow of Poverty” Sentenced to Prison for $2M Tax Evasion Scheme

As a pastor at First Meliorite Church, Dr. Michael John Kell, 68, of Vinings, Georgia, took a “vow of poverty.” However, these vows did not prevent […]
November 1, 2018

Connecticut Salesman, Employer Sentenced for Tax Evasion, Aiding and Assisting False Return

Back in March, our criminal tax defense lawyers profiled the case of Connecticut salesman Ira Malkin, who in February 2018 pleaded guilty to one count of […]
October 11, 2018
Understanding the FBAR Tax Crimes Behind Paul Manafort’s Plea Deal with Prosecutors

Understanding the FBAR Tax Crimes Behind Paul Manafort’s Plea Deal with Prosecutors

Whether you’re a self-described “political junkie” or simply a person who likes to stay current on tax and financial news, you are no doubt aware of […]