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Secret, unlimited donations could boost a Jeb Bush runSwiss Asset Manager Admits He Helped Americans Evade TaxesHolder announces new limits on civil asset forfeituresHolder announces new limits on civil asset forfeituresCall 12 for Action: Tax help phone bankBrooklyn con man preyed on parents of abducted kids: fedsAx the income taxFresno deputy chief of police says he's on 'brink of bankruptcy'Judge removes lawyer as Mobile license commissioner's trial attorney; cites ...Ex-banker charged in $66 million investment scam is denied bailChecking the IRS OverseasDEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk RoadSutherland's Revenue, Profit Dip After Big Case Winds UpU.S. tax breaks extended; Pa. shifts corp. tax focus, closes loopholeStraight Talk: Top three types of imposter scams

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Beware Those Enticing 'Pennies On The Dollar' Tax Relief Deals
ForbesMarch 2, 2015

The problem is that I'm a tax lawyer. Installment agreements and offers in compromise with the IRS and most states have always been possible. Many TV spots exhort viewers that the IRS has made a 'limited time special offer.' Yet not much has changed ...more »

For profit, some private colleges turn nonprofit
Worcester TelegramMarch 3, 2015

Keiser University was the subject of an investigation by the Florida attorney general before its sale to the family's nonprofit. In 2012, it reached a settlement and agreed to offer thousands of students free retraining, but did not admit any wrongdoing.more »

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Secret, unlimited donations could boost a Jeb Bush run
Washington PostMarch 31, 2015

But with the new Right to Rise group, both individuals and corporations can give as much as they want while also remaining anonymous. Election law experts predict that the creation of the Bush-allied nonprofit will prompt other 2016 contenders to adopt ...more »

Swiss Asset Manager Admits He Helped Americans Evade Taxes
BloombergMarch 31, 2015

Amrein was accused in an indictment last year of conspiring with a Swiss lawyer, Edgar Paltzer, to set up undeclared Swiss accounts at Wegelin, which pleaded guilty in New York to tax charges, and four other Swiss banks. None of the banks were identified.more »

Holder announces new limits on civil asset forfeitures
Washington Post (blog)March 31, 2015

Attorney General Eric H. Holder announced new curbs Tuesday on the government's use of civil asset forfeiture laws, saying that federal authorities will only seize bank accounts when serious illegal transactions have been documented. The new policy ...more »

Holder announces new limits on civil asset forfeitures
Washington Post (blog)March 31, 2015

Attorney General Eric H. Holder announced new curbs Tuesday on the government's use of civil asset forfeiture laws, saying that federal authorities will only seize bank accounts when serious illegal transactions have been documented. The new policy ...more »

Call 12 for Action: Tax help phone bank
azcentral.comMarch 31, 2015

"I have been practicing law for 25 years and I've never seen a situation like this," said Eliot Kaplan, a lawyer with Squire Patton Boggs LLP. "The real tragedy of the situation, is that there's just limited amount of resources to help." The IRS has ...more »

Brooklyn con man preyed on parents of abducted kids: feds
New York Daily NewsMarch 31, 2015

“Peter Senese fed a pack of lies to desperate parents,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. A complaint unsealed Tuesday details how one victim — who is not named — contacted Senese in 2013 for help reuniting with the victim's child, who had ...more »

Ax the income tax
Washington TimesMarch 31, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington on April 13, 2014. Unscrupulous tax preparers are using President Obama's health care law as a ploy to pocket bogus fines from unsuspecting taxpayers, including some ...more »

Fresno deputy chief of police says he's on 'brink of bankruptcy'
Fresno BeeMarch 31, 2015

Foster, who is on paid administrative leave, is free while the criminal case makes its way through court. He faces up to 45 years in prison and a $2.5 million fine if convicted. Hodgkins said Monday that Foster told him he no longer owns a Mercedes or ...more »

Judge removes lawyer as Mobile license commissioner's trial attorney; cites ...
AL.comMarch 31, 2015

A magistrate judge on Monday, March 30, 2015, ruled that another defense lawyer, Buzz Jordan, cannot represent her during her corruption trial because he might be called as a prosecution witness. (AL.com file ... She is not facing the tax evasion charges.more »

Ex-banker charged in $66 million investment scam is denied bail
San Antonio Express-NewsMarch 31, 2015

Nancy Hernandez speaks with her lawyers in early March after being ordered to not move what remains of the $66 million her husband, Armando Jesus Hernandez Leal, is suspected of stealing from investors. ... The FBI and IRS claim Hernandez, while acting ...more »

Checking the IRS Overseas
Wall Street JournalMarch 30, 2015

The other challenge to the law is a court case to be filed in May by plaintiffs supported by Republicans Overseas, including Roger G. Johnson, a retired U.S. Army major living in the Czech Republic, and Marc Zell, a lawyer in Israel. Among their claims ...more »

DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road
WiredMarch 30, 2015

The criminal complaint against Force and Bridges includes a detailed affidavit written by IRS agent Tigran Gambaryan. In that account, Force is accused of using his Nob persona and possibly others to feed Ulbricht law enforcement information, telling ...more »

Sutherland's Revenue, Profit Dip After Big Case Winds Up
Daily Report (registration)March 30, 2015

Sutherland represented AIG in a $306 million refund suit against the IRS over foreign tax credit transactions that AIG's financial services arm made with lenders in Ireland, Italy and New Zealand. The U.S. government alleges the transactions were tax ...more »

U.S. tax breaks extended; Pa. shifts corp. tax focus, closes loophole
Philly.com (blog)March 30, 2015

The federal Tax Law Extenders Bill (also known as H.R. 5771, "Tax Increase Prevention Act") expanded and extended a string of federal tax breaks; while Pennsylvania has changed the way it taxes businesses with income from more than one state, and ...more »

Straight Talk: Top three types of imposter scams
Canton RepositoryMarch 30, 2015

Scammers need credibility to pull off a scheme, so they borrow the name of someone you're more apt to listen to, like Microsoft, the IRS, or even a relative. Impostor scams work by masking phone numbers on caller ID so they may appear as “unknown ...more »

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