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When A Housemate Is A Dependent (And A Tax Break)The Pearls Are Mine!Swiss Bank Wegelin Charged With Helping US Tax EvasionWhat really happened to the Ginrich ethics case?Three Indicted of Tax Evasion using UBSIRS Tackles Giants Safety Antrel Rolle--HardThe Advantages and Risks of Gingrich's Tax StrategySome US banks awash in ID theft tax-fraud proceeds as IRS cracks downLawsuit: Social Security number stolenSwiss Bank Wegelin Charged With Helping USSwiss Bank Wegelin Charged in US With Aiding Tax EvasionSwiss Bank Wegelin Charged in US With Aiding Tax EvasionNevada developer, partners in Coyote Springs planned city trading lawsuits and ...Loose Lips Daily: Untrustworthy EditionNevada Business Dispute Gets Nasty

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Nevada lobbyist, developer and lawyer Harvey Whittemore shot back Wednesday at ...
Sparks TodayFebruary 2, 2012

Lisa J. Tolda/RGJ file Nevada lobbyist, developer and lawyer Harvey Whittemore shot back Wednesday at his former business partners, who sued him last week, with a $180 million federal lawsuit claiming they were guilty of racketeering, extortion and ...more »

Newt Gingrich ethics investigation: 4 facts you haven't heard from him
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 6, 2012

But the cited examples – IRS, FEC, and a federal judge – all involved either tax law or election law, not the rules of ethical conduct enforced by the House Ethics Committee. The former speaker's claim of vindication is accurate in the sense that many ...more »

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When A Housemate Is A Dependent (And A Tax Break)
ForbesFebruary 4, 2012

The person you're claiming as a dependent under these rules has to be a US citizen and can't have filed a joint tax return. You must have paid for more than half of his or her living expenses (this is the “support” test). And he or she must have earned ...more »

The Pearls Are Mine!
Wall Street JournalFebruary 3, 2012

When Ms. Krall hired an attorney to help her handle the estate, he urged her to hurry up and sell the house to stop the financial bleeding. A real-estate agent connected her with Ms. Hall, the estate liquidator. In three days, Ms. Hall emptied the ...more »

Swiss Bank Wegelin Charged With Helping US Tax Evasion
BusinessWeekFebruary 3, 2012

3 (Bloomberg) -- Wegelin & Co., the 270-year-old private bank, became the first Swiss lender to face criminal charges in a broadening US crackdown on offshore firms suspected of helping Americans evade taxes. Wegelin helped Americans hide more than ...more »

What really happened to the Ginrich ethics case?
Monmouth Daily Review AtlasFebruary 3, 2012

It received saturation coverage in the press; a database search of major media outlets revealed more than 10000 references to Gingrich's ethics problems during the six months leading to his reprimand. It ended with a special counsel hired by the House ...more »

Three Indicted of Tax Evasion using UBS
JD Supra (press release)February 3, 2012

February 1, 2012 Three Indicted of Tax Evasion using UBS Three men who are former UBS clients, were indicted on charges of hiding millions of dollars in taxable income from the IRS using their offshore accounts. Two of the three, Stephen M. Kerr and ...more »

IRS Tackles Giants Safety Antrel Rolle--Hard
ForbesFebruary 3, 2012

But according to the court, last year he agreed to pay $1.9 million plus interest–pretty much everything the IRS was seeking. The tab included $368000 in late-filing and accuracy-related penalties. R0lle's lawyer, Hiram M. Martin, did not respond to a ...more »

The Advantages and Risks of Gingrich's Tax Strategy
New York TimesFebruary 3, 2012

Tom Nichols, a lawyer and a certified public accountant at Meissner, Tierney, Fisher & Nichols in Milwaukee, estimated that the tax would have been $54527 to $59485. None of the dozen accountants or tax lawyers I spoke to offered a second opinion on ...more »

Some US banks awash in ID theft tax-fraud proceeds as IRS cracks down
Reuters Blogs (blog)February 3, 2012

3 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - Despite a new federal crackdown announced this week aimed at combating tax refund fraud involving the use of stolen identities, current law enforcement efforts are not enough and fraudsters are still pumping massive sums ...more »

Lawsuit: Social Security number stolen
The Salem NewsFebruary 3, 2012

"Our suspicion is that they were using my client's Social Security number for someone who may have been undocumented," lawyer Josef Culik said yesterday. Hernandez, of Lynn, is originally from Puerto Rico and is an American citizen.more »

Swiss Bank Wegelin Charged With Helping US
BusinessWeekFebruary 3, 2012

“Wegelin Bank aided and abetted US taxpayers who were in flagrant violation of the tax code,” Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. The US and Switzerland are in talks to resolve a US probe of offshore tax evasion.more »

Swiss Bank Wegelin Charged in US With Aiding Tax Evasion
BusinessWeekFebruary 3, 2012

“Wegelin Bank aided and abetted US taxpayers who were in flagrant violation of the tax code,” Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. The US and Switzerland are in talks to resolve a US probe of offshore tax evasion.more »

Swiss Bank Wegelin Charged in US With Aiding Tax Evasion
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

“Wegelin Bank aided and abetted US taxpayers who were in flagrant violation of the tax code,” Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. The US and Switzerland are in talks to resolve a US probe of offshore tax evasion.more »

Nevada developer, partners in Coyote Springs planned city trading lawsuits and ...
The RepublicFebruary 2, 2012

Reno lawyer Kent Robison, representing the Seenos, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal for a Thursday report (http://bit.ly/z4K1Xn ) that Whittemore's lawsuit amounted to desperation. Last week, the Seenos sued Whittemore, accusing him of ...more »

Loose Lips Daily: Untrustworthy Edition
Washington City Paper (blog)February 2, 2012

Yet another small nonprofit group that received trust funds called the HELP Foundation, while registered with the District and IRS, spent most of its money on staff salaries and a six-figure compensation package for its executive director, IRS records ...more »

Nevada Business Dispute Gets Nasty
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 2, 2012

Whittemore and his wife, Annette, were suedlast week in Clark County Court by Wingfield Nevada Group Holding Co., which claimed that the lobbyist, developer, businessman and lawyer embezzled money to bankroll his lavish lifestyle.more »

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