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Six 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 say2 Coinbase customers join battle to stop IRS bitcoin tax summons'Cincinnati Enquirer' sues to open secret Tea Party hearingHardin lawyer shepherds $20M in charitable contributionsTea Party Group Responds to Lois Lerner's Claim that Her Life Is in DangerOPINION: Some things, only the government should doFeds: IRS attorney charged with using drug he soldHawaii Lawyer: Trump Exec Order Violates 1st Amendment Because Honor Killings Are IslamicLawyer: No Russia on Trump's Tax Returns*

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Philly-area pizzeria owner accused of defrauding IRS of millions
Philly.comMay 11, 2017

On Friday, DiMeo released the following statement: "I am dealing with these accusations with tremendous support from my family. My attorney has advised me not to comment on these accusations. My latest restaurant, Arde Osteria, was not open during the ...more »

Employee or Contractor? Double-Tax Case Could Help Businesses Challenge IRS
Fox BusinessMay 9, 2017

In a misclassification case like the Mescalero Apache's, tax law requires the employer to pay the taxes unless it can show that workers have already done so. The easiest way for employers to rebut IRS claims is to have workers sign statements on Form ...more »

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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 »

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 »

2 Coinbase customers join battle to stop IRS bitcoin tax summons
CalvinAyre.comMay 17, 2017

The tax agency previously withdrew its summons for Berns on grounds that the lawyer has already identified himself as a Coinbase customer and that “the withdrawal mooted his motion.” “We look forward to the opportunity to finally litigate the merits of ...more »

'Cincinnati Enquirer' sues to open secret Tea Party hearing
USA TODAYMay 17, 2017

... open a secret court hearing about Tea Party bias claims against the IRS, arguing the media and the public have a vested interest in the proceedings. "The First Amendment protects the press's right to gather news," wrote Jack Greiner, The Enquirer's ...more »

Hardin lawyer shepherds $20M in charitable contributions
Memphis Business JournalMay 16, 2017

Memphis attorney A. Stephen McDaniel has spent a career writing wills and trusts for both millionaires and those of modest means. And, it's no surprise that one of the largest estates the Williams McDaniel PLLC partner managed has made a large impact ...more »

Tea Party Group Responds to Lois Lerner's Claim that Her Life Is in Danger
TownhallMay 16, 2017

Just last month, Republican lawmakers asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to conduct another review of the IRS controversy. Meanwhile, conservatives are wondering why President Trump has yet to fire current IRS commissioner John Koskinen, who they ...more »

OPINION: Some things, only the government should do
MyDaytonDailyNewsMay 16, 2017

These con artists use robo-calls to threaten immediate litigation and/or arrest, inducing panic — a panic induced by the wide-spread fear of the IRS — by thousands of seniors who have then lost millions of dollars. Up until now, the damage from these ...more »

Feds: IRS attorney charged with using drug he sold
NewsdayMay 15, 2017

An Ivy-League educated, Washington, D.C.-based attorney for the IRS' Office of Professional Responsibility, Vitayanon was arrested on an indictment charging him with conspiracy and distribution of the drug on Long Island and in Arizona. That IRS office ...more »

Hawaii Lawyer: Trump Exec Order Violates 1st Amendment Because Honor Killings Are Islamic
Breitbart NewsMay 15, 2017

The lawyer representing the State of Hawaii in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today has stated the collection of data with regards honor killings should be removed from President Trump's Executive Order in order to “pass constitutional ...more »

Lawyer: No Russia on Trump's Tax Returns*
Daily BeastMay 12, 2017

Trump has long refused to release any recent tax returns, citing an ongoing IRS audit, among other reasons. During a Thursday interview with The Economist, Trump claimed “at some point I'll release [my returns]. Maybe I'll release them after I'm ...more »

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