Latest Tax evasion News

Convicted ex-speaker of House lands new job helping homeless

Sep. 24, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, who spent time in federal prison for campaign finance violations, has been hired by an agency that serves the homeless. Gordon Fox has been named housing development manager at Crossroads RI, agency spokesman Mike Raia...

Pharmacy owner gets 30-month prison term for defrauding IRS

Sep. 23, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A pharmacy owner convicted of conspiracy to defraud the IRS by concealing income was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison. Rao Desu must also pay $459,075 in restitution and will also have to serve two years of supervised release once he's freed from prison. Desu, 53,...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020 file photo, a VW ID.4 stands in front of the Frauenkirche on the occasion of a Volkswagen vehicle presentation on the Neumarkt in Dresden, Germany. Germany's Volkswagen is unveiling the ID.4, the battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP, File)

Germany: 8 more charged in Volkswagen diesel scandal

Sep. 23, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed charges against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company's diesel scandal, which saw it sell cars fitted with software that let them cheat on emissions tests. Prosecutors in Braunschweig did not identify the eight,...

FILE - In this June 18, 2007, file photo Ed Brown talks to reporters during a news conference in Plainfield, N.H. Brown is awaiting a Sept. 29, 2020, re-sentencing over a months-long armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Tax protester in 2007 standoff requests time served sentence

Sep. 19, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man up for resentencing this month over a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he should be sentenced to the 13 years he has already served. Edward Brown, 78, was sentenced to 37 years in prison after the standoff at his...

FILE - In this June 2, 2019, file photo, former Illinois Sen. Terry Link, D-Vernon Hills, is seen at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Link pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept, 16, 2020 to tax evasion in federal court. The Democrat, who resigned last week, had been in office since 1997. He's the latest state legislator to be charged in the federal government's ongoing criminal investigations into public corruption. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP File)

Ex-Illinois lawmaker pleads guilty to federal tax charge

Sep. 16, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former longtime Illinois state Sen. Terry Link pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal tax charge. The Democrat, who resigned last week, had been in office since 1997. He’s the latest state legislator to be charged in the federal government’s ongoing criminal investigations into...

Israeli top model Bar Refaeli, right, and her mother, Zipi Rafaieli wear face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic as they leave a courtroom in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. The Israeli court sentenced Bar Refaeli to nine months of community service and her mother was sentenced to 16 months in prison, ending a prolonged tax evasion case that had sullied the image of a once beloved national icon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)

Israeli court sentences model Bar Refaeli for tax evasion

Sep. 13, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court sentenced top model Bar Refaeli on Sunday to nine months of community service and sentenced her mother to 16 months in prison, ending a prolonged tax evasion case that had sullied the image of a once-beloved national icon. Refaeli entered the Tel Aviv courthouse in...

Illinois legislator hit with federal tax charge resigns

Sep. 11, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois state Sen. Terry Link, who was hit last month with federal charge of filing a false income tax return for 2016, announced his resignation Friday after 24 years in the Legislature. Link’s resignation, which goes into effect Saturday, garnered a brief reaction from Illinois...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh and her attorney Steven Silverman, left, leave a sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Gary Brown Jr., a former legislative aide who helped Pugh fraudulently sell her self-published children’s books, has been sentenced to federal prison Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. In February, Pugh was sentenced to three years in prison for her role in the scheme to profit from sales of her “Healthy Holly” books. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

Ex-Baltimore mayoral aide gets prison in book sales scam

Sep. 11, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

A former aide who helped ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh fraudulently sell her self-published children’s books to nonprofits was sentenced Friday to more than two years in federal prison. Gary Brown Jr. apologized for his actions and expressed regret for bringing shame to his family and friends before...

Ex-Cook County official pleads guilty to extortion scheme

Sep. 1, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former suburban Chicago mayor and county official pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to an extortion scheme involving a police officer and restaurant owner. Former McCook Mayor Jeffrey Tobolski has been accused of conspiring with a police officer to shake down a restaurant owner who...

Ex-Olympic veterinarian in Tahoe area guilty of tax evasion

Aug. 31, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Lake Tahoe-area veterinarian and former professor at the University of California, Davis who oversaw treatment of horses at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Sacramento says 63-year-old Jack Ray Snyder of...