An attorney who operated a tax preparation business in the Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to charges related to his participation in filing fraudulent tax returns and falsely claiming more than $6 million in bogus deductions, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for the Southern District of New York.
The Justice Department announced today that it has opened an investigation into the conditions at the Boyd County Detention Center in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. The investigation will focus on whether prisoners are adequately protected from the use of excessive force, whether prisoners are subject to an invasion of their bodily privacy and whether the jail indiscriminately uses restrictive housing without due process.
A federal jury sitting in Oakland, California convicted a resident of Richmond, California yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to steal identities and cash fraudulently obtained and stolen U.S. Treasury checks, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division; U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch of the Northern District of California; and Special Agent in Charge Michael T. Batdorf of Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI).
A federal grand jury sitting in Alexandria, Virginia returned an indictment on Oct. 26 that was unsealed today, charging a Haymarket, Virginia woman with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, and U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente for the Eastern District of Virginia.

            

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