Lauryn Hill's Tax Evasion a 'Battle for Survival': Lawyer
On July 29, 2015, BakerHostetler filed an amicus brief with the Second Circuit on behalf of the Center for Democracy and Technology, joined by five prominent nonprofit public interest groups, for the en banc rehearing of...more
The use of Bitcoin has both legal and potentially illegal applications. Bitcoin is just a contemporary version of the Informal Value Transfer System, (“IVTS”) which in some countries is known as the Hawala. The IVTS has been...more
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
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
On April 30, 2014, a federal grand jury in Los Angeles, California, indicted Shokrollah Baravarian for Klein conspiracy: conspiracy to defraud the United States by impairing and impeding the IRS.
Earlier this month, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held in a case of first impression that evidence seized by IRS special agents from the taxpayer's home was admissible even though IRS Special Agents were armed when they...more
Multiple outlets are reporting that on October 15, 2013, William Reed, a Nevada businessman, was sentenced to nine years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax evasion, and...more
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