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Convictions of Mail Fraud, False Claims and Conspiracy; Use of Offshore Accounts

According to a DOJ Press Release, Curtis Morris and Richard Kellog Armstrong were convicted of "for mail fraud, filing false claims against the United States and conspiracy to file false claims against the United States." "Morris was found guilty of three counts of mail fraud, seventeen...

Convictions of Mail Fraud, False Claims and Conspiracy; Use of Offshore Accounts

According to a DOJ Press Release, Curtis Morris and Richard Kellog Armstrong were convicted of "for mail fraud, filing false claims against the United States and conspiracy to file false claims against the United States." "Morris was found guilty of three counts of mail fraud, seventeen...

The Intersection of Conspiracy and Tax Obstruction

In United States v. Floyd , ___ F.3d ___, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 253 (1st Cir. 2014), here , the First Circuit panel affirmed the defendants' convictions and sentencings arising from their tax evading payroll tax scheme and warehouse banking scheme [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Strange Behavior Even by Tax Protestor / Defier Standards - Mens Rea for the Crime and Competence for Trial

In United States v. McQuarry , 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9529 (D MN 2014), here , the defendant "was indicted for conspiracy to defraud the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 286 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] and for making false, fictitious, or fraudulent claims...

Accountant Sentenced For Tax Crimes; Conduct Included FBAR Violations

The United States Attorney's office has announced the sentencing of "Dennis Duban, a Los Angeles-based accountant and tax return preparer." The press release is here . He was sentenced to 24 months in prison pursuant to his plea for one count of conspiracy to defraud (Klein conspiracy)...