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New IRS Filings Show ConsumerWatchdog.org Raked in Nearly $3 Million in Lawyer...9 Tax Tasks to Do by Feb. 29What is a Ponzi Scheme? Your New Jersey Tax Lawyer ExplainsBeeman withdraws appeal of $2.1 million judgmentHow Citibank Dumped Lousy Mortgages on the GovernmentMarietta author accused of bilking women to enter guilty pleaMiccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRSMiccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRSMoney laundering: a delicate, dangerous artFay Vincent: Massive failure to pay taxes would cripple U.S. system of ...DOMA complicates gay divorcesTop Ficano aide charged in corruption probeWhen Valentines and prenups go togetherSuspended Lawyer Who Wrote 'Bulletproof Asset Protection' Pleads Guilty in Tax ...Judge Orders Juror Arrested In Tax-Shelter Case

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NY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probe
CBS NewsFebruary 10, 2012

He insisted on preserving those, despite pressure from the banks, his fellow attorneys general, the Obama administration and homeowners needing the debt relief the settlement promised. His ex-wife, attorney and political consultant Jennifer Cunningham, ...more »

NY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probe
Wall Street JournalFebruary 10, 2012

AP ALBANY, NY — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a lead investigator into the mortgage collapse that wobbled the US economy, hasn't taken the title "Sheriff of Wall Street" that one of his predecessors rode all the way to the governor's ...more »

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New IRS Filings Show ConsumerWatchdog.org Raked in Nearly $3 Million in Lawyer...
MarketWatch (press release)February 17, 2012

17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ConsumerWatchdog received more than $2 million in lawyer fees, more than $971000 in special state "intervenor fees," and paid its founder more than $500000 in consulting fees in 2010, according to documents the ...more »

9 Tax Tasks to Do by Feb. 29
BusinessNewsDailyFebruary 17, 2012

There can be long-term tax consequences of worker classification from the outset, and so an attorney's advice can be extremely helpful for getting the tax savings you deserve while staying in the good grace of the IRS." 5. Survey your surroundings.more »

What is a Ponzi Scheme? Your New Jersey Tax Lawyer Explains
JD Supra (press release)February 17, 2012

A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment scheme that uses the money from new investors to pay off the old investors. Although Ponzi schemes are subtly different from pyramid schemes, a pyramid is a good way to understand it.more »

Beeman withdraws appeal of $2.1 million judgment
GoErie.comFebruary 17, 2012

The amount is far less than the $1014283 tax assessed by the IRS. Andrezeski does not dispute that Beeman failed to file his tax returns for several years and that the judgment entered against Beeman was inflated because Beeman failed to provide ...more »

How Citibank Dumped Lousy Mortgages on the Government
ProPublicaFebruary 16, 2012

The whistle-blower who originally brought the case, Sherry Hunt, an employee of Citi's mortgage department, said that the company actively undermined the process that was supposed to check for fraud in order to push through reckless loans and get ...more »

Marietta author accused of bilking women to enter guilty plea
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 16, 2012

By Bill Rankin A Marietta author of a fantasy trilogy and accused of swindling women out of millions of dollars is scheduled to enter a guilty plea Tuesday in federal court in Atlanta, his lawyer said. Cobb County Sheriff's Office.more »

Miccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRS
Tulsa Native American TimesFebruary 16, 2012

Lehtinen contends that he privately advised the tribe about its members' potential tax liability and that they should create a reserve fund in case the IRS prevailed in their dispute. Under past leaders, $20 million was set aside but Lehtinen said the ...more »

Miccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRS
Native TimesFebruary 16, 2012

But the IRS says individual members do have to pay. Lehtinen's attorney told The Miami Herald that the Miccosukees are trying to shift blame to him to cover up mistakes by their own leaders. Lehtinen represented the tribe on a variety of issues from ...more »

Money laundering: a delicate, dangerous art
Daily Journal of CommerceFebruary 16, 2012

BA, Syracuse, NY Dear BA: I recently had a discussion with a knowledgeable banker who said that some lawyers may call this scheme a money transfer, but the IRS will call it laundering. It's as easy as pie to do an electronic transfer and cause billions ...more »

Fay Vincent: Massive failure to pay taxes would cripple U.S. system of ...
TCPalmFebruary 16, 2012

Though I was not a tax lawyer, one could not be in that firm without learning a good bit about our tax system. Mort, now in his 90s, taught tax law at Virginia Law School for years and the firm he built remains one of the fine tax firms in the nation.more »

DOMA complicates gay divorces
Bay Area ReporterFebruary 16, 2012

If the calculation isn't revised, said Pizer, "there is a risk here that the IRS would require both to pay tax." The case illustrates why many attorneys who specialize in family law counsel LGBT clients who are divorcing or dissolving their domestic ...more »

Top Ficano aide charged in corruption probe
The Detroit NewsFebruary 16, 2012

Kazmi allegedly extorted the unnamed vendor by demanding cash and pricey trips in exchange for Wayne County contracts. He also accepted bribes from the vendor to gain influence in granting county contracts, prosecutors say.more »

When Valentines and prenups go together
ReutersFebruary 15, 2012

Some attorneys recommend asking for a credit report. At the very least, Dubin says, "You need a line-by-line statement of assets and liabilities so you can deal with the ramifications." Student loans, credit card balances, and IRS liens are some of the ...more »

Suspended Lawyer Who Wrote 'Bulletproof Asset Protection' Pleads Guilty in Tax ...
ABA JournalFebruary 15, 2012

By Martha Neil A suspended Colorado lawyer who authored the book Bulletproof Asset Protection pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Vegas on Monday to multiple tax-related charges. William S. Reed, 61, of Santa Barbara, Calif., was indicted in July, ...more »

Judge Orders Juror Arrested In Tax-Shelter Case
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 15, 2012

By Chad Bray A New York federal judge on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a Bronx woman accused of lying about her legal and criminal background in order to serve as a juror in a tax-shelter fraud trial last year. The juror failed to appear in court ...more »

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