Latest Tax evasion News

Double jeopardy fight looms after Manafort pleads not guilty

Jun. 27, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A frail Paul Manafort shuffled into court Thursday in handcuffs and prison garb and pleaded not guilty to New York state mortgage fraud charges that could keep him behind bars even if President Donald Trump pardons him for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian election...

The Latest: Manafort lawyer says case is double jeopardy

Jun. 27, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the New York arraignment of Paul Manafort (all times local): 3 p.m. Paul Manafort's lawyer says he intends to seek the dismissal of state mortgage fraud charges, citing New York's strong double jeopardy protections. Manafort is the former chairman of President Donald Trump's...

4 siblings get prison time in tax cheat conspiracy

Jun. 26, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four siblings each received sentences of less than a year in prison Wednesday, down from the nearly four years a judge said they would have faced if they had not cooperated against a lawyer who helped them evade taxes on more than $12 million inherited from their father. U.S. District Judge...

Feds: Texas family ran $33M illegal sports gambling outfit

Jun. 25, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Members of a southeast Texas family acknowledged in federal court Tuesday that they ran illegal bookmaking from the father's used car dealership for more than three decades, an enterprise federal authorities described as one of the nation's biggest illegal sports gambling and money...

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption cases

Jun. 25, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is Gov. Asa Hutchinson's nephew pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes and filing a false tax return, part of an agreement with federal prosecutors in a sprawling corruption probe. Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who is the son of former U.S....

Foster care agency head gets 3 years for embezzling $1M

Jun. 22, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Portland woman to nearly three years in federal prison for stealing more than $1 million from an Oregon foster agency that she had led. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Mary Ayala was sentenced Friday. She ran the private foster care agency Give Us This Day...

EU leader Tusk queried about tax policies as Poland's PM

Jun. 17, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lawmakers in Poland questioned EU Council president Donald Tusk on Monday for an investigation of tax evasion by private businesses that took place when he was the country's prime minister. A parliamentary panel that had subpoenaed Tusk quizzed him about his 2007-2014 government's...

German prosecutors bring charges in tax loophole case

Jun. 17, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have charged two British citizens with participating in tax evasion allegedly involving 440 million euros ($495 million). A regional court in Bonn said Monday that the two, who were not named, were charged with taking part in 34 instances of potential tax...

Alabama sheriff charged with scamming food bank, church

Jun. 14, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff was arrested Friday and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of scamming a food bank and his own small-town church to pocket thousands under an old law that let state sheriffs profit from feeding prisoners. Pickens County Sheriff David Abston, who held office...

Health executive says he bribed Arkansas governor's nephew

Jun. 12, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former health care executive admitted Wednesday to taking part in a conspiracy to bribe a former Arkansas lawmaker who is also the governor's nephew, in a widening corruption probe that's ensnared several legislators and lobbyists. Robin Raveendran, 63, pleaded guilty before a...