Financial Fraud Law

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China’s Top Leaders Have Secret Offshore Accounts, ICIJ Reports
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Close relatives of China’s top leaders have secret offshore companies in tax havens that help shroud the Communist elite’s wealth, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The group said it based its findings... Read More

Mizrahi Bank Client Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

The latest in the series of defendants charged with concealing accounts at Israeli banks is Monajem Hakimijoo, also known as Manny Hakimi, of Beverly Hills, California. In fact, he now has pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Central District... Read More

Swiss Asset Manager Charged with Conspiring To Hide Millions of Dollars in Swiss Bank Accounts
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Peter Amrein, an asset manager at a Swiss asset management firm, has been indicted in New York on charges that he assisted U.S. taxpayer-clients and others in hiding millions of dollars in offshore accounts from the IRS and evading U.S. taxes on the income... Read More

Whistleblower Nets $1.1 Million in False Claims Act Case against Bristol-Myers Squibb
Posted on 18 Mar 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

New York has reached a $6.2 million settlement of a whistleblower case alleging that a medical imaging company that made millions of dollars’ worth of sales in New York knowingly evaded New York State and New York City taxes. The whistleblower... Read More

Madoff Brother, Convicted and Jailed, Now is Disbarred
Posted on 19 Dec 2013 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Peter Madoff – Bernard Madoff’s brother – has been disbarred. Just about five years to the day after Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme came to light, just about one year to the day after Peter Madoff was sentenced to consecutive... Read More

Bennington School’s Former President Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Tax and Health Care Fraud
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Matthew Merritt Jr., 82, of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after his guilty plea to charges that he engaged in a scheme to defraud a health care program and commit tax fraud. U.S. District Judge William... Read More