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Cuyahoga court, state weigh action on Internet cafesCommerzbank cooperating in IRS case involving employeeCORRECTED-Ex-IRS examiner charged with naming whistleblowerRosetti Agrees to Enter Guilty Plea on Mail Fraud, TheftEx-IRS examiner charged with naming whistleblowerEx-IRS examiner charged with naming whistleblower: prosecutorEx-Worker Left IRS for Job at Bank He Audited, Complaint SaysEx-IRS examiner from Edgewater accused of leaking whistleblower's identityFormer IRS Examiner Charged With Violating US Tax LawsA Tax Shelter Mitt Romney Could LoveJudge Shoots Down Another Forbes 400 Member's Tax Shelter9/11, Katrina meant big money for little-known ministerAP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY ministerDonations to NYC minister after tragedies probedAP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

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State Auditor candidate settled misconduct case
The Seattle TimesSeptember 7, 2012

The Tacoma lawyer asking voters to make him Washington State Auditor, responsible for investigating government waste, fraud and mismanagement, has himself been accused of financial misconduct. Rep. Troy Kelley, D-University Place, owner of an ...more »

Firms Beef Up Tax Practices in Silicon Valley as IRS Increases Scrutiny of IP ...
The National Law JournalSeptember 17, 2012

Tax lawyers say they're trying to help clients stay out of tax trouble, advising them to either work with the IRS before there's a dispute, or make sure they have their facts ready when the tax man arrives. The IRS has made no secret of the fact that ...more »

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Cuyahoga court, state weigh action on Internet cafes
Plain DealerSeptember 30, 2012

Legislators have barred the start-up of new cafes through next June, providing time to adopt rules, but attorney Christy Prince of Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, a Columbus law firm that specializes in and tracks gaming law, said word is that "no one has ...more »

Commerzbank cooperating in IRS case involving employee
ReutersSeptember 28, 2012

(Reuters) - Germany's Commerzbank (CBKG.DE) said on Friday it was cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in a case involving a bank employee who is charged with exposing an Internal Revenues Service whistleblower, and who himself is a former IRS...more »

CORRECTED-Ex-IRS examiner charged with naming whistleblower
ReutersSeptember 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A former U.S. Internal Revenue Service examiner was arrested on Thursday and charged with exposing an IRS whistleblower and interfering with the audit of an international bank, said the U.S. Attorney for the Southern ...more »

Rosetti Agrees to Enter Guilty Plea on Mail Fraud, Theft
LoanSafeSeptember 28, 2012

The plea agreement filed Thursday between Dr. Rosetti and the U.S. attorney's office calls for a sentence of 12 to 18 months of imprisonment and restitution of $120,000. When he was indicted in ... The agreement does not limit IRS in its collection of ...more »

Ex-IRS examiner charged with naming whistleblower
ReutersSeptember 28, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. Internal Revenue Service examiner was arrested on Thursday and charged with exposing an IRS whistleblower and interfering with the audit of an international bank, said the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of ...more »

Ex-IRS examiner charged with naming whistleblower: prosecutor
South Bend TribuneSeptember 28, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Internal Revenue Service examiner was arrested on Thursday and charged with exposing an IRS whistleblower and interfering with the audit of an international bank, said the Attorney for the Southern District of New York.more »

Ex-Worker Left IRS for Job at Bank He Audited, Complaint Says
New York TimesSeptember 28, 2012

But Dennis Lerner's hatred of the I.R.S. was unique, and not just because he once worked there as an international examiner, although that certainly helped. In e-mails written to a friend last year, he complained, “I get paid next to nothing and work ...more »

Ex-IRS examiner from Edgewater accused of leaking whistleblower's identity
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comSeptember 27, 2012

“Lerner's violations of basic conflict-of-interest laws were brazen,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan said in a statement. “Not only did he flout those laws in order to curry favor with a prospective employer, but he also illegally disclosed ...more »

Former IRS Examiner Charged With Violating US Tax Laws
BloombergSeptember 27, 2012

David Lerner, a former tax examiner with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, was charged by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office with violating laws prohibiting ex-IRS employees from attempting to influence its employees. To contact the ...more »

A Tax Shelter Mitt Romney Could Love
New York TimesSeptember 25, 2012

Mitt Romney's 2011 tax return highlights the use of a questionable tax planning technique that may have avoided Medicare tax liability on up to $2 million of services income derived from his past employment at Bain Capital. When Mr. Romney formally ...more »

Judge Shoots Down Another Forbes 400 Member's Tax Shelter
ForbesSeptember 25, 2012

The government alleges they picked the myCFO/Chenery bid because they knew KPMG was already under IRS scrutiny and hoped to use “KPMG as a blind to avoid detection” of his DAD shelters should he be audited—a theory that Nicholas' lawyers dispute ...more »

9/11, Katrina meant big money for little-known minister
NBCNews.comSeptember 24, 2012

In a recent legal filing, the attorney general's office said it was investigating how the church had used its assets, amid concerns about its "ability (to) properly ... oversee its financial affairs." The church, Glad Tidings Tabernacle, has agreed to ...more »

AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister
San Francisco ChronicleSeptember 24, 2012

The AP first wrote about Keyes and his charities last year, and as the AP expanded its investigation into the minister's operation, the New York attorney general's office opened its own probe. In a recent legal filing, the attorney general's office ...more »

Donations to NYC minister after tragedies probed
The Detroit NewsSeptember 23, 2012

Urban Life Ministries said in recently filed audited financial statements that it also paid as much as $235,600 in "rent" to the church in late 2001 and 2002. It also donated $70,000 to the church and lent it at least another $26,953, according to ...more »

AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister
NECNSeptember 23, 2012

The AP first wrote about Keyes and his charities last year, and as the AP expanded its investigation into the minister's operation, the New York attorney general's office opened its own probe. In a recent legal filing, the .... Urban Life Ministries ...more »

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