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Could the Russia Investigation Reveal Trump's Tax Returns?Scam artists target immigrant communities, promising legal status for cashJudicial Follies: Crossing the lineThink you're immune to scammers? Not true, AARP warns Tri-CitiansData Mining to Find Tax CheatersFBI, IRS raid stores in Cleveland as part of criminal investigation ...Russia scandal reaches new level: Donald Trump lawyers upGetting To Know You Tuesday: Louis T. WierengaSix Indian Americans in New Jersey Charged in $120000 Phony IRS Phone ScamPrivate investigator accused of seeking Trump's tax records through financial aid websiteIRS Probe of Bitcoin Goes Too Far, GOP WarnsTrump lawyer asked to submit financial disclosure without his signatureLawyer admits guilt in tax caseLois Lerner's tea party-targeting testimony can stay secret: judge6 charged in IRS phone scam that duped people into buying gift cards, cops say

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Six Indian Americans in New Jersey Charged in $120000 Phony IRS Phone Scam
India WestMay 23, 2017

The group allegedly also told victims in some cases their family members had been arrested and needed money for lawyer fees or bond, the report said, citing the prosecutor's news release. Carey said people in India were involved in the scam, it added.more »

Scam artists target immigrant communities, promising legal status for cash
Chicago TribuneMay 29, 2017

Advocates and lawyers say that people who are in the country illegally rarely report suspected consumer fraud, especially if they're concerned about being penalized for their immigration status. That can make them easy targets. Some scam artists are ...more »

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Could the Russia Investigation Reveal Trump's Tax Returns?
POLITICO MagazineMay 31, 2017

But in interviews, veteran federal prosecutors and legal scholars said that Mueller, who began his investigation only last week, has clear-cut authority to obtain the president's tax returns—perhaps the most sensitive and sought-after government ...more »

Scam artists target immigrant communities, promising legal status for cash
Chicago TribuneMay 29, 2017

Advocates and lawyers say that people who are in the country illegally rarely report suspected consumer fraud, especially if they're concerned about being penalized for their immigration status. That can make them easy targets. Some scam artists are ...more »

Judicial Follies: Crossing the line
Ukiah Daily JournalMay 28, 2017

The guests included active and retired IRS employees (well, sure — who else would socialize with them?), federal prosecutors, agents from other law enforcement agencies (okay — now we know), and even a few private tax attorneys (undoubtedly present ...more »

Think you're immune to scammers? Not true, AARP warns Tri-Citians
Tri-City HeraldMay 26, 2017

AARP brought along Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, whose office has made consumer fraud a priority. It fielded 42,000 fraud ... Anyone who receives a suspicious call from the IRS, bank or other organization should hang up. If you're worried ...more »

Data Mining to Find Tax Cheaters
BloombergMay 25, 2017

Mark Matthews, a lawyer at Caplin & Drysdale, says more of his clients are getting grand jury subpoenas for account records, adding that he thinks it's because of the trove handed over by the banks. “It's obvious that the Department of Justice is ...more »

FBI, IRS raid stores in Cleveland as part of criminal investigation ...
cleveland.comMay 24, 2017

Agents from the FBI and IRS are searching at least three stores in Cleveland Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation.more »

Russia scandal reaches new level: Donald Trump lawyers up
MSNBCMay 24, 2017

To a certain extent, I'm a little surprised this news hasn't already made a bigger splash. Imagine, for example, the hysteria that would've erupted if, at the height of the Republicans' interest in the IRS pseudo-scandal, Barack Obama hired outside ...more »

Getting To Know You Tuesday: Louis T. Wierenga
ForbesMay 23, 2017

This week, I interviewed Louis Wierenga who is a tax attorney like me. Here's what Louis had to say: 1. Where are you now? Chicago Loop with about 14 other lawyers/CPAs, a few who I've heard are also former IRS agents. 2. What's your official title and ...more »

Six Indian Americans in New Jersey Charged in $120000 Phony IRS Phone Scam
India WestMay 23, 2017

The group allegedly also told victims in some cases their family members had been arrested and needed money for lawyer fees or bond, the report said, citing the prosecutor's news release. Carey said people in India were involved in the scam, it added.more »

Private investigator accused of seeking Trump's tax records through financial aid website
Washington PostMay 22, 2017

Someone pretending to be a student could start the financial aid process, provide a false Social Security number and give permission for the IRS to automatically populate the FAFSA form with tax information. [Identity thieves may have hacked files of ...more »

IRS Probe of Bitcoin Goes Too Far, GOP Warns
FortuneMay 21, 2017

One theory, according to a lawyer who spoke with Fortune late last year, is that the IRS's sweeping demand is a negotiating tactic to make Coinbase more cooperative, and that the two sides will reach an agreement to allow the agency to inspect some ...more »

Trump lawyer asked to submit financial disclosure without his signature
The HillMay 19, 2017

By the following month, he started backtracking on releasing the returns, saying that the IRS was auditing him and that the reports would reveal no relevant information. Tax returns “have [zero] to do w/ someone's net worth,” Trump tweeted on Feb. 25 ...more »

Lawyer admits guilt in tax case
Rutland HeraldMay 19, 2017

A local bankruptcy attorney accused of filing false personal and corporate income tax returns has reached a plea agreement with the federal government that could leave him facing up to six years in jail. John Canney III was charged on two felony counts ...more »

Lois Lerner's tea party-targeting testimony can stay secret: judge
Washington TimesMay 19, 2017

Lois G. Lerner and Holly Paz, two key figures in the IRS' tea party-targeting, can keep testimony about their role in the targeting secret, at least for now, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The two ... Neither did the lawyer representing the class of ...more »

6 charged in IRS phone scam that duped people into buying gift cards, cops say
NJ.comMay 17, 2017

The group allegedly also told victims in some cases, their family members had been arrested and needed money for lawyer fees or bond, according to the release. Carey said people in India were involved in the scam. Craig McCarthy may be reached at ...more »

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