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Bank Julius Baer Customer Implicated in Alleged Tax Fraud

Reuters is reporting that Bank Julius Baer is cooperating with French authorities in their criminal investigation into an alleged value-added-tax (“VAT”) fraud in the EU Emissions Trading System. ...more

Bandfield Confirms Aggressive FATCA Enforcement Tactics

On Sept. 9, 2014, in U.S v. Robert Bandfield et al., federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York announced the indictment of a U.S. citizen and others, including offshore corporate service providers (CSPs) and...more

FATCA Violation Underlies Latest US Tax and Securities Fraud Charges

Indictment demonstrates the strength of US law enforcement efforts to combat offshore fraud and is the first to charge a FATCA violation. On September 9, 2014, in US v. Robert Bandfield, et al., federal prosecutors in...more

Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty to DOJ Charge of Conspiracy to Aid Tax Evasion; FRB and NYDFS Take Related Actions

As widely reported in the financial press, Credit Suisse AG (“Credit Suisse”), a large Swiss bank that maintains a branch and other offices in the United States pleaded guilty to the felony of conspiracy to aid tax evasion by...more

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter #38

We are pleased to present the 38th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent convictions in the Madoff scandal, class action litigation against General Motors...more

Virtual Currency Year-In-Review: Bitcoin and Beyond

Bitcoin and other decentralized, math-based virtual currencies emerged in 2013 as nascent challenges to traditional payment systems, drawing widespread public attention, venture capital investment, and regulatory scrutiny....more

District Court Rules for Taxpayer in STARS Case Santander Holdings; Court of Federal Claims Rules for Government in STARS Case...

In this issue: - Swiss Bank Settlement Dilemma - District Court Upholds STARS Transaction Ruling Payment Is Included in Pre-Tax Profit - Court of Federal Claims Holds for Government in BB&T STARS...more

D.Lgs. 231/2001 - Aggiornamento Normativo E Giurisprudenziale

Si riporta di seguito una breve rassegna dei provvedimenti maggiormente significativi in materia di responsabilità amministrativa degli enti ex D.Lsg. 231/2001. ENTI STRANIERI - TRIBUNALE DI MILANO – Sent. n....more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions - March 29, 2013

Non-Enforcement Matters: - Recent Newsworthy Remarks by the SEC - SEC Issues “Alert” on the Custody Rule - Securities Exchange Act Issues for Exchange-Traded Funds - Mutual Funds’ After-Tax Returns...more

White Collar Watch - January 2013

In This Issue: - Death and Taxes? Recent Supreme Court Arguments in Gabelli v. SEC Concerning a General Statute of Limitations for Civil Fines May Also Affect How Long the IRS Has to Assess Penalties - Avoiding...more

White Collar Watch - October 2012

In This Issue: - SEC Issues Cease and Desist Order Against Goldman Sachs for Pay-to-Play Violations page 1 - 3 - A Change in Tack: The Government Turns its Attention Away from Pharmaceutical Companies and Toward...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

October 26, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include:...more

Would $104 Million IRS Whistleblower Get Stiffed Under Dodd-Frank?

The recent announcement that the IRS granted a $104 million whistleblower award to convicted former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld generated front-page news coverage. Birkenfeld, the U.S.-bred former private banker who...more

Corporate Ownership Disclosure Again In The Crosshairs

Nevada Secretary of State Announces Task Force Last month, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller announced the formation of a task force to investigate registered Nevada business entities that are suspected of being...more

FinCEN and IRS Extend Certain FBAR Filing Deadlines

During the past few weeks, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released three notices affecting the filing of Form TD F 90-22.1 “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial...more

Two More Extensions: IRS and FinCEN Issue Extensions for Certain FBAR Filers in IRS Notice 2011-54 and FinCEN Notice 2011-2

On June 16, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2011-54, which provides that U.S. persons having signature authority over, but no financial interest in, foreign financial accounts in 2009 or earlier calendar...more

Selected FBAR Extensions by IRS

A few selected groups of individuals have been allowed a 12-month extension to submit their Report on Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) by the IRS and the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network...more

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