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FATCA has Americans renouncing citizenship, tax lawyer saysThe Trump Tax Three-StepAttorney from Andover gets 4-1/2 years in IRS schemeDonald Trump signed off deal designed to deprive US of tens of millions of dollars in taxLawyer: DOJ prosecuted Roger Clemens, won't touch IRS commissionerThe IRS's Ugly Business as UsualJudge In Obama's Amnesty Case Orders Every Lawyer Involved To Take Ethics ClassObama's DOJ, DHS and IRS lawyers misled federal courts in immigration caseBoca Raton lawyer imprisoned for income tax evasionLegal Experts Side With Trump; It Would Be Crazy to Release His Taxes During AuditJudge Rules Sam Wyly Deceived IRS, Owes Possibly $1B in Back TaxesFormer lawyer indicted in Las Vegas on tax evasion charges

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FATCA has Americans renouncing citizenship, tax lawyer says
CBC.caMay 28, 2016

Tax lawyer Roy Berg says since the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act law was enacted a few years ago, the number of Americans living abroad who are giving up their U.S. citizenship has been going up. He's been holding free seminars across the ...more »

The Trump Tax Three-Step
The American LawyerMay 27, 2016

If the issue is the continuing IRS audit, why not release tax returns for 2002 through 2008? According to Trump's tax lawyers at Morgan & Lewis & Bockius, those audits are completed. Lewandowski's answer: “It's like what Bernie Sanders said, there's ...more »

Attorney from Andover gets 4-1/2 years in IRS scheme
Eagle-TribuneMay 27, 2016

ANDOVER -- Attorney R. David Cohen was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in jail on Wednesday for his role in a tax refund check-cashing scheme. Cohen, 64, of 30 Enfield St., had a law office in Medford but had lived in town for a number of years, according to ...more »

Donald Trump signed off deal designed to deprive US of tens of millions of dollars in tax
Telegraph.co.ukMay 25, 2016

Experts say that the effect of this move was to skirt vast tax liabilities, and court papers seen by the Telegraph allege that the deal amounted to fraud. Independent tax accountants and lawyers said that the documents Mr Trump signed – copies of which ...more »

Lawyer: DOJ prosecuted Roger Clemens, won't touch IRS commissioner
Washington ExaminerMay 23, 2016

A lawyer working with conservative groups argued Monday that President Obama's Justice Department should prosecute IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for lying to Congress, since President George W. Bush's Justice Department prosecuted New York ...more »

The IRS's Ugly Business as Usual
Wall Street JournalMay 19, 2016

An IRS lawyer rolled out the defense used by former agency official Lois Lerner that the targeting was just the unfortunate use of “inappropriate” criteria, but Judge Sentelle reminded the lawyer of the IRS's vindictiveness. He noted that on one ...more »

Judge In Obama's Amnesty Case Orders Every Lawyer Involved To Take Ethics Class
Daily CallerMay 19, 2016

The lawyers in the Department of Justice have a long and storied tradition of defending the nation's interests and enforcing its laws—all of them, not just selective ones—in a manner worthy of the Department's name. The conduct of the IRS's attorneys ...more »

Obama's DOJ, DHS and IRS lawyers misled federal courts in immigration case
Examiner.comMay 19, 2016

According to new information and writing from federal judges, the Obama Administration's lawyers for the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and IRS have not been truthful in their federal courts. “The duties of a Government lawyer ...more »

Boca Raton lawyer imprisoned for income tax evasion
Sun SentinelMay 18, 2016

A Boca Raton attorney was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison Wednesday and ordered to pay more than $1.95 million in restitution to the IRS, court records show. William J. Reilly, 62, pleaded guilty to income tax evasion earlier this year. He ...more »

Legal Experts Side With Trump; It Would Be Crazy to Release His Taxes During Audit
LawNewzMay 15, 2016

The IRS even said in a statement “nothing prevents individuals from sharing their own tax information” during an audit. While Trump has sometimes been quick to say legal experts side with him, on this one, we have to say it is true. Tax attorneys who ...more »

Judge Rules Sam Wyly Deceived IRS, Owes Possibly $1B in Back Taxes
Texas LawyerMay 11, 2016

At a nearly one-month trial, Sam Wyly's team argued that Wyly and his late brother, Charles, who died in a car crash in 2011, relied on lawyers and other professionals for tax advice and did not knowingly deceive the IRS. According to Houser's ruling ...more »

Former lawyer indicted in Las Vegas on tax evasion charges
Las Vegas Review-JournalMay 7, 2016

A former Utah lawyer appeared in federal court Friday in Las Vegas following his arrest on felony tax evasion charges. Craig Orrock, 68, who once lived in Las Vegas, was taken into custody in Salt Lake City last week, according to Nevada U.S. Attorney ...more »

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