December 12, 2017
What Do the Paradise Papers Reveal About Offshore Tax Havens?

What Do the Paradise Papers Reveal About Offshore Tax Havens?

You may recall that in May 2016, anonymous whistleblower “John Doe” leaked approximately 11.5 million documents revealing the offshore activities of numerous politicians, businesspeople, and entertainers […]
December 5, 2017
2016 Statistics on Tax Crime Convictions and Prison Sentencing

2016 Statistics on Tax Crime Convictions and Prison Sentencing

Certain crimes have higher rates of arrest, prosecution, and conviction than others. For instance, a quick glance at crime statistics published by the Los Angeles Police […]
November 17, 2017
Former Police Officer Sentenced on Fraud and Obstruction Charges

Former Police Officer Sentenced on Fraud and Obstruction Charges

Many likely believe that police officers and other government officials are above the law. Although we can’t speak for each government employee or public servant, today’s […]
November 16, 2017
Is Acting in Good Faith a Legal Defense to Tax Evasion or Failure to File a Return?

Is Acting in Good Faith a Legal Defense to Tax Evasion or Failure to File a Return?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes annual statistics on criminal investigations and their outcomes. These statistics indicate that, during the 2016 fiscal year alone, nearly 3,400 […]
November 9, 2017
Colorado Business Owner Sentenced to More than 7 Years in Prison for Tax Evasion, Failure to File

Colorado Business Owner Sentenced to More than 7 Years in Prison for Tax Evasion, Failure to File

Timothy Stubbs, 52, formerly of Grand Junction, Colorado, was convicted in September of tax evasion, willful failure to file federal income tax returns, and willful failure […]
October 6, 2017
Washington Man Sentenced to Two and a Half Years on Tax Fraud Charges After Fleeing to Mexico

Washington Man Sentenced to Two and a Half Years on Tax Fraud Charges After Fleeing to Mexico

A taxpayer from Washington State was sentenced to two and a half years in a federal prison late last week. The sentence was the result of […]