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NE Georgia Couple Sentenced for Tax Offenses

Posted in Sentencing, Tax Fraud

This week, Timothy Thomas, a Northeast Georgia resident, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for participating in a tax fraud scheme, the website SF Gate reports. Thomas’ wife, Mary Beth Thomas, was sentenced to 10 months. The couple were also ordered to pay more… Continue Reading

Atlanta Man Indicted for Filing More Than 2,000 Tax Returns Using Stolen Inmate Identities

Posted in Identity Theft, Tax Fraud

As reported in the Augusta Chronicle, Qadir Shabazz, formerly of Atlanta, has been indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for allegedly operating a business called “Indigent Inmate,” which distributed information to more than 13,000 prison inmates across the country. Shabazz and his co-conspirators promised benefits to inmates in exchange… Continue Reading

Pine Mountain, GA, Couple Indicted on Federal Tax Charges

Posted in Tax Fraud

A Pine Mountain, Georgia, couple have been indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia for allegedly engaging in conspiracy and filing fraudulent tax returns. The government has charged Natashia and Detrick Tucker, who own and operate a tax preparation business, T&T Express, with illegally claiming inflated tax refunds for their… Continue Reading

Georgia Prisons Big Source of Tax Fraud According to USA Today

Posted in Fraud, Tax Fraud

  An article in USA Today claims that prison inmates in Georgia, Florida, California and elsewhere caused the Internal Revenue Service to issue $39 million in undeserved federal tax refunds in 2009. Georgia came in second with $3,560,562 in fraudulent refunds issued to prisoners, but was far outstripped by Florida’s $12,576,944 in refunds. The IRS… Continue Reading

Wesley Snipes, Actor, “Foreign Diplomat” and “Fiduciary of God,” Has Tax Convictions and Sentence Affirmed by Eleventh Circuit

Posted in Sentencing, Tax Fraud, Venue

On Friday, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the highly-publicized tax evasion case against actor Wesley Snipes, U.S. v. Snipes, No. 08-12402, which may be read here. The odd facts in the case are as follows: around 2000, Snipes became involved with a tax resistance organization, American Rights Litigators (“ARL”), operated… Continue Reading

Florida Tax Defiers and Advisor to Actor Wesley Snipes Convicted for $1 Billion Tax Fraud Scheme

Posted in Tax Fraud

Eddie Ray Kahn, Stephen C. Hunter, Danny True and Allan J. Tanguay, who operated American Rights Litigators/Guiding Light of God Ministries (ARL), were about making money. Specifically–making over $1 billion in false bills of exchange which purported to be drawn on the U.S. Treasury. A jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of… Continue Reading

BDO Seidman Exec Pleads to Tax Fraud Charges

Posted in Tax Fraud

Charles Bee Jr., 63, a former Vice Chairman and partner of BDO Seidman, pled guilty last week to tax fraud charges from helping to create $1 billion worth of phony tax shelters for wealthy clients, as reported by WebCPA and The New York Post. The charges against Bee are part of an investigation of a… Continue Reading

$179 Million Tax Whistleblower Case

Posted in Tax Fraud

We have pointed out the potential rewards which the Internal Revenue Service offers whistleblowers who sound the alarm on tax fraud. A major recent tax whistleblower case is the multimillion dollar dispute between the IRS and Cardinal Health, Inc., a distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies based in Dublin, Ohio.   As reported by the… Continue Reading

Justice Souter, Juror No. 6 and Taxes

Posted in Miscellaneous, Tax Fraud

So, I’m out of the office for a few days and all hell breaks loose in the federal blogosphere. First, Justice Souter announces his retirement from the Supreme Court (don’t you wonder why many Supreme Court Justices die in office). I mean, seriously, at some point doesn’t someone reach retirement age. Seems to me a… Continue Reading

A Message to Taxpayers: Pay or Be Prosecuted

Posted in Fraud, Tax Fraud

     While many late preparers are busy filling out forms, the United States District Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia has issued a press release to help motivate taxpayers to be honest with the Internal Revenue Service. United States Attorney David Nahmias told the press last Thursday that "The IRS and other federal… Continue Reading