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Long Island Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Tax Laws

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 9, 2019 Provided False Business Records to Impede an Internal Revenue Service Investigation In Central Islip, New York, a Brentwood, New York, business owner pleaded guilty to corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws, announced Principal […]

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Former Operators of Michigan Adult Foster Care Homes Sentenced for Income and Employment Tax Crimes

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 28, 2019 The owners and operators of multiple Michigan adult foster care homes were sentenced today for federal tax crimes. Jeremiah Cheff was sentenced to 27 months in prison, and Nicolette Cheff was sentenced to two years of probation, announced Principal Deputy Assistant […]

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Former CPA Indicted for Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts and Filing False Documents with the IRS

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 26, 2019 A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging Brian Booker, a former resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, whose business specialized in international trade, with failing to file Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs) and filing false documents with […]

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Former CPA Indicted for Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts and Filing False Documents with the IRS

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 26, 2019 A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging Brian Booker, a former resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, whose business specialized in international trade, with failing to file Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs) and filing false documents with […]

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Telemarketer Sentenced to Prison in Connection with $10 Million International Fraudulent Sweepstakes Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 A telemarketer was sentenced to 63 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release today for his role in a $10 million telemarketing scheme that defrauded primarily elderly victims in the United States from call centers in Costa Rica.     […]

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Nigerian Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in $8.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme and Related Money Laundering

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 19, 2019 A Nigerian man was sentenced to 46 months in prison today for his role in a durable medical equipment (DME) scheme in which more than $8 million was fraudulently billed to Medicare for DME that was not medically necessary. Assistant Attorney […]

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Federal Court Shuts Down Palm Beach County, Florida Tax Return Preparers

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 13, 2019 A federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, has issued an order permanently barring Jeffrey Cadet, Kersh Tax Service, LLC, and Kersha Lewis from preparing federal tax returns for others, or owning or operating a tax preparation business, the Justice Department […]

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Portland, Maine Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Tax Return

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 14, 2019 A Portland, Maine tax return preparer pleaded guilty today to one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. […]

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Michigan Defendant Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Steal From an Organization Receiving Federal Funds

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 22, 2019 A Palm Beach County, Florida, resident pleaded guilty today in Flint, Michigan, to conspiring to steal from an organization receiving federal funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. In May 2018, John Capella […]

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North Carolina Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 22, 2019 A Raleigh, North Carolina, resident pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to defraud the United States announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. for the Eastern District […]

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Texas Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison in False Tax Return Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 19, 2019 A Dallas, Texas, area tax return preparer was sentenced to 63 months in prison today for conspiring to defraud the United States and for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard […]

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Federal Court Bars Florida Tax Return Preparer and Her Businesses From Preparing Tax Returns

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 16, 2019 The Court also Requires that the Preparer and Trinity Tax Service LLC Disgorge Over $40,000 in Ill-Gotten Gains that They Received in the Form of Tax Preparation Fees A federal court in Miami, Florida, permanently barred Georgina Gonzalez and GeorginagonzalezLLC, Ideal […]

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Tulsa Man Pleads Guilty to Payroll Tax Fraud

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 8, 2019 Failed to Pay IRS Over $1 Million in Employment Taxes and Employee Withholdings A computer software development company owner pleaded guilty today to failing to account for and pay over employment taxes withheld from his employees’ wages announced Principal Deputy Assistant […]

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Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Money and Aggravated Identity Theft

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 3, 2019 A Maryland woman pleaded guilty to theft of government money and aggravated identity theft, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur. […]

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Engineering Firms’ CPA Sentenced to Prison for Role in Tax Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Caused Millions in Tax Loss and Obstructed IRS Efforts to Collect Money and Penalties Owed Michael H. Higa, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and controller of several engineering businesses, was sentenced yesterday to 40 months in prison in Honolulu, Hawaii, announced […]

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North Carolina Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to File False Tax Returns

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 1, 2019 A Winston-Salem, North Carolina, resident was sentenced to 21 months in prison today for conspiring to defraud the United States by filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney […]

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Wisconsin Dentist Indicted for Tax Evasion

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 27, 2019 A federal grand jury in Madison, Wisconsin, indicted a La Crosse, Wisconsin, dentist yesterday for tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Scott C. Blader for the Western […]

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Virginia Tax Lobbyist Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 21, 2019 Intentionally Underreported Over $2.2 Million in Income An Alexandria, Virginia, tax lobbyist pleaded guilty today to willfully filing a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney G. […]