Supreme Court Rules Tax Perjury and Aiding & Assisting Are Deportable Aggravated Felonies

The Supreme Court yesterday decided Kawashima v. Holder, ___ U.S. ___, ___ S.Ct. ___, 2012 U.S. LEXIS 1084 (2012) , enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers with summary, headnotes, and Shepard's. (Non-subscribers can download the unenhanced official opinion issued by the United States...

The Willfulness Element of Most Tax Crimes Not Present in All Tax Crimes

Practitioners and students of tax crimes know that most of the commonly charged tax crimes have an element of willfulness which the Supreme Court interpreted in Cheek to mean a voluntary intentional violation of a known legal duty. In other words, conviction requires that the Government prove that the...