Latest Tax evasion News

Tax preparer sentenced for fraudulent tax returns

Apr. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 45-year-old tax preparer who filed dozens of fraudulent returns has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison without parole. Onrea Knox-Lewis, of Kansas City, was sentenced Thursday and was ordered to pay $238,666 in restitution to the government. She pleaded...

Mixed verdict returned in GOP powerbroker tax evasion trial

Apr. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A jury has returned a split verdict in the federal tax evasion trial of the head of one of New Jersey's most powerful Republican county organizations. The panel on Wednesday convicted Ocean County GOP head George Gilmore of failing to pay payroll taxes at his law firm and submitting a...

Jury continues deliberations in trial of GOP powerbroker

Apr. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Jurors are returning for a third day of deliberations in the federal tax evasion trial of the head of one of New Jersey's most powerful Republican county organizations. The panel deliberated part of Friday and through Monday in the case against Ocean County GOP head George Gilmore. One...

Arizona used car dealer indicted for tax evasion

Apr. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The Attorney General's office says a state grand jury has indicted a used car dealer on suspicion of failing to pay about $282,000 in taxes to Arizona and Maricopa County. The agency said Friday that William Grewell of Desert Palms Wholesale was arrested March 27. Online court...

Ex-state senator sentenced on bank fraud and tax charges

Apr. 12, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former state senator has been sentenced to two years in federal prison on bank fraud and tax charges. Rhode Island's U.S. Attorney, Aaron Weisman, says 47-year-old James Doyle, of Pawtucket, was sentenced Friday. Weisman says Doyle engaged in a $74 million dollar check-kiting...

Indiana man gets 3 years in prison in alleged waste scheme

Apr. 12, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana man who pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to an alleged scheme that involved his recycling firms reselling hazardous electronic waste has been sentenced to three years in prison. The Chicago Tribune reports Brian Brundage was given his punishment Thursday after pleading...

The Latest: Lawyer: Avenatti victim destitute after theft

Apr. 11, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on new federal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A lawyer for a paralyzed man says his client is destitute after attorney Michael Avenatti embezzled most of his $4 million court settlement. Attorney Joshua Robbins said Thursday that...

US: Avenatti deceived to prevent 'house of cards' collapse

Apr. 11, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors painted a picture of attorney Michael Avenatti on Thursday as a scheming operator who stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes, lied to investigators and tried to hide money from debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. A 36-count indictment returned...

U.S. indictment says lawyer Michael Avenatti stole millions from clients, didn't pay his taxes, committed bank fraud

Apr. 11, 2019 10:44 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. indictment says lawyer Michael Avenatti stole millions from clients, didn't pay his taxes, committed bank fraud.

German authorities raid homes, offices in tax fraud probe

Apr. 11, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have searched over a dozen offices and homes across the country as part of their investigation into a massive tax fraud going back more than a decade, officials said Thursday. The scheme involved so-called cum-ex transactions in which participants would lend each other...