Category: Tax Cases

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Health Care Consultant Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Tax Evasion

Sonja Emery, according to Court Records, used aliases and addresses including “Sonja Lee Robinson,” “Sonjalee Emery-Robinson,” and “Sonjalee Emery,” residing in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and California.  From 2011 through 2018, Emery falsely represented her professional status, educational background, and work experience to secure and maintain highly paid consulting positions in the health-care industry.

She falsely claimed to have:

A nursing diploma from a school she never attended. She also falsely claimed to be a Registered Nurse licensed in New York, Georgia, Connecticut, and California Provided employers with licensure numbers that belonged to other people. In fact, she never was a Re
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Robert F. Smith Background and Non-Prosecution Agreement INTRODUCTION: Mr. Smith in 2020, at the age of 57, entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement, NPA, with the IRS.   Let’s look at what I believe happened to Mr. Smith to cause his personal and professional life to intersect with potential
10.82 Expedited suspension (a) When applicable. Whenever the Commissioner, or delegate, determines that a practitioner is described in paragraph (b) of this section, the expedited procedures described in this section may be used to suspend the practitioner from practice before the Internal Rev

IRS warns people about a COVID-related text message scam

The IRS  is warning people to be aware of a new text message scam.

The thief’s goal is to trick people into revealing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.

Here’s how this scam works: People get a text message saying they have “received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment… Continue here to accept this payment …” The text includes a link to a phishing web address.

This fake link appears to come from a state agency or relief organization. It takes people to a fake website that looks like the IRS.gov Get My Payment website.  If people visit the fake website and enter thei

On February 3, 2017, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter ruled that Google must provide emails stored overseas to the FBI for their domestic fraud investigation, despite an earlier decision finding no such obligation for Microsoft.

The ruling was made in Philadelphia that transferring emails from a foreign server so the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) can read them as a part of a domestic fraud probe was a legally sound position. Judge Rueter noted that the emails, which are routinely stored overseas by Google, would only be read in the United States, causing “no meaningful interference.” “Google regularly transfers user data from one data center to another without the customer’s knowledge,” further Judge Rurter stated:

“Such transfers do not

THE BEGINNING: LITIGATION OF COINBASE. PART I. On November 17, 2016 the formal litigation commenced between the San Francisco virtual currency corporation, Coinbase, by an administrative “John Doe” summons to Coinbase The attorneys for the Government are very heavy in experience for complex liti
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is continuing to develop and solidify its encompassing strategy for an individual’s compliance when using virtual currencies. At this point, the IRS has now defined virtual currencies as both a property and a currency. As the IRS gains more depth and a clearing u
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On August 19, 2014, Bernard Kramer pleaded guilty in the Southern District of New York to conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing a false income tax return relating to his concealment of at least $1.1 million in bank accounts in Switzerland and Israel. For 23 years, Kramer had an undeclared account at a Swiss private bank and repatriated some of the money to the United States in the form of checks drawn for just under $10,000 each. In 2010, after the U.S. government’s investigation of UBS was well known, Kramer moved his money out of the Swiss private

The defendant allegedly concealed a Swiss bank account, became a so-called ‘leaver’ when he moved his money out of Switzerland, and attempted to structure his financial transactions by keeping them under $10,000 to