Personal Irs Disputes. Legal news and articles for February 9 - 11, 2012

Justice Department calls Swiss Bank a "fugitive"Justice Department calls Swiss Bank a "fugitive"Blimey! IRS Computers Dun British Lord For $13 MillionNY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probeNY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probeOne Chicago Woman Apparently Felt That 293 False Tax Returns Was Not EnoughClaiming Children as Dependents After a DivorceErie Councilman Beeman sees another victory in fight to keep propertySausalito wine arsonist sentenced to 27 years in prison'Sick Lawyer' Excuse Not Enough To Escape IRS PenaltiesBehind Romney's Bain retirement dealIRS still wants to sell Beeman's propertyStanford Had 100-Foot Ocean Yacht, CFO Settled for 12-Foot BoatMo Money Search Warrants Echo Customer ComplaintsIn Stanford trial, IRS agent tells of big deposits

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Thompson & Knight Names Emily Parker as Managing Partner
PR Newswire (press release)February 1, 2012

From 2002 to 2004, Parker was Deputy Chief Counsel and later Acting Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, where she was ultimately responsible for all legal matters within the IRS and leadership of the agency's more than 1500 attorneys.more »

Thompson & Knight Names Emily Parker as Managing Partner
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

From 2002 to 2004, Parker was Deputy Chief Counsel and later Acting Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, where she was ultimately responsible for all legal matters within the IRS and leadership of the agency's more than 1500 attorneys.more »

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Justice Department calls Swiss Bank a "fugitive"
BusinessWeekFebruary 11, 2012

Wegelin & Co. is charged with conspiring with American clients to hide $1.2 billion from the Internal Revenue Service. In a statement issued in Switzerland after the court hearing, the bank said it had not been properly served with the criminal summons ...more »

Justice Department calls Swiss Bank a "fugitive"
Wall Street JournalFebruary 10, 2012

Wegelin & Co. is accused of helping at least 100 US clients conceal huge sums of money from the IRS in overseas accounts. Federal prosecutors said the bank recruited American customers who were concerned about possible prosecution for tax violations at ...more »

Blimey! IRS Computers Dun British Lord For $13 Million
ForbesFebruary 10, 2012

Russell's attorney, US international tax lawyer Charles M. Bruce, reached in the London office where he spends half his time, said he expects IRS lawyers to have the case sent to the IRS appeals division where Russell will be found to owe no tax.more »

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 »

One Chicago Woman Apparently Felt That 293 False Tax Returns Was Not Enough
Going ConcernFebruary 10, 2012

You have to wonder how efficient both the IRS and Social Security systems are in this country if one person can file fake claims for 3 years before finally getting busted. According to the Chicago Tribune, 35 year old Zorana Theresa Charleston-Black ...more »

Claiming Children as Dependents After a Divorce
Patch.comFebruary 10, 2012

Ask the attorney! Submitted It can depend on a number of factors, but when claiming any child as a dependent, first make sure she fulfills certain basic requirements of relationship and age set forth by the IRS. The child in question must actually be ...more »

Erie Councilman Beeman sees another victory in fight to keep property
GoErie.comFebruary 10, 2012

The amount is far less than the $1014283 tax assessed by the IRS. IRS lawyer Ari Kunofsky opposes the reopening of the judgment against Beeman, who long fought the government with tax-defier legal theories. Kunofsky argues the law does not allow ...more »

Sausalito wine arsonist sentenced to 27 years in prison
Marinscope Community NewspapersFebruary 9, 2012

16, 2009 to 19 counts in an indictment alleging arson, mail fraud, use of a fictitious name, tax evasion and interstate transportation of fraudulently obtained property, the US Attorney's Office said. Anderson also admitted he failed to report more ...more »

'Sick Lawyer' Excuse Not Enough To Escape IRS Penalties
ForbesFebruary 9, 2012

In Freeman v. United States, Freeman was an executor who hired attorney Dennis Byrne to represent the estate. Because Byrne was to handle all administration and tax work, all mail went directly to him, including from the IRS.more »

Behind Romney's Bain retirement deal
CNNFebruary 9, 2012

"The hurdle to jump to fall into that favorable tax rule is very low," said Michael Kosnitzky, who runs the tax practice at law firm Boies Schiller & Flexner and has worked on a number of private equity retirement packages. Other tax experts say the ...more »

IRS still wants to sell Beeman's property
GoErie.comFebruary 9, 2012

By LISA THOMPSON, Erie Times-News The Internal Revenue Service still wants to sell off Erie County Councilman Ebert Beeman's property, even though Beeman has submitted paperwork purporting to show that he owes a fraction of the $2.1 million judgment ...more »

Stanford Had 100-Foot Ocean Yacht, CFO Settled for 12-Foot Boat
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 9, 2012

9 (Bloomberg) -- R. Allen Stanford was portrayed by his ex-finance chief, James M. Davis, as the mastermind and prime beneficiary of what prosecutors said was a $7 billion Ponzi scheme built on bogus certificates of deposit at Stanford's Antiguan bank.more »

Mo Money Search Warrants Echo Customer Complaints
WREGFebruary 9, 2012

Representative Steve Cohen of Memphis joined Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott in asking the US Attorney General to investigate Mo Money. "Congressman Scott and I felt that if it occured in both of our jurisdictions so far apart, that there must be some ...more »

In Stanford trial, IRS agent tells of big deposits
Houston ChronicleFebruary 9, 2012

By Purva Patel A regulator in Antigua made numerous bank deposits totaling around half a million dollars soon after R. Allen Stanford made withdrawals from his accounts, a federal agent testified Thursday in Stanford's fraud trial.more »

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