Latest Tax evasion News

Owner of taxi company who cheated on taxes avoids prison

Jun. 19, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The owner of a Connecticut taxi company who pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns has avoided prison. Federal prosecutors say 62-year-old William Scalzi, owner of West Haven-based Transportation General Inc., was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation, the first six...

Chiropractor pleads guilty to tax evasion charges

Jun. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts chiropractor has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion charges. Federal authorities say Richard Rogers, who ran his business out of his Northborough home, pleaded guilty to evading his taxes from 2012 through 2016 by concealing his income from the Internal Revenue...

CEO who embezzled from pain nonprofit pleads guilty

Jun. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A New York man who ran a Connecticut-based nonprofit designed to find support and resources for people with chronic pain issues has pleaded guilty to embezzling about $1.5 million from the organization. Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say 46-year-old Paul Gileno, of Brewster,...

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...

Alabama sheriff resigns, to plead guilty in fraud, tax case

Jun. 14, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff has resigned amid federal charges of wire fraud and filing false tax returns. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town says an indictment unsealed Friday against Pickens County Sheriff David Abston, of Gordo, accuses him of a scheme that defrauded a food bank and church for his...

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...

Former tribal police officer admits theft from youth program

Jun. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

BILLNGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana tribal police officer has confessed to stealing $40,000 from a youth diversion program. The Billings Gazette reported Tuesday that 44-year-old Willard Wilson White III pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud and income tax evasion. A plea deal reached with prosecutors...

Shakira appears before Spanish judge in tax fraud case

Jun. 6, 2019 6:50 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Shakira's public relations firm says the Colombian pop musician has denied any wrongdoing when she testified before a judge as part of an investigation into her alleged tax evasion in Spain. Prosecutors charged the singer in December for not paying 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million)...