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June 8, 2015

Laguna Hills Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty

The IRS issued a press release yesterday announcing that Randall Hutchens, who was a return preparer in Laguna Hills until at least 2013, pleaded guilty to […]
May 30, 2015

Criminal Tax Practitioner’s Update: Sentencing Guidelines Updated to Account for Inflation

On April 30, 2015, the United States Sentencing Commission issued Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines.  Of significance to criminal tax attorneys like myself, the amounts on […]
May 19, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court Limits Reach of Cleveland to Tax Professional Athletes

On April 30, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued an interesting opinion in Hillenmeyer v. Cleveland Bd. of Rev., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-1623.  In that case, the […]
May 6, 2015

Celebrity Sightings and Tax Monologues

Perhaps I should find it a bit embarrassing to admit, but I have always gotten a kick out of celebrity sightings.  Of course, having lived in […]
April 3, 2015

Mystic Pizza Owner, Inspiration for 80’s Film, Pleas Guilty to Tax Crime

The New York Daily News, via AP, is reporting that the owner of Mystic Pizza, John Zelepos, pleaded guilty to funneling funds from the business to […]
March 24, 2015

$1.4 Million Dollar Tax Refund ID Theft Attempted Reported In Central District of California

Patch.com is reporting a sentencing in a tax related identity theft case for a single-victim crime to the tune of $1.4 million.  This is probably the […]
February 12, 2016

Celebrities Getting Into the Medical Marijuana Business

The OC Register recently published an interesting article on the growing medical marijuana business, focusing on the fact that several celebrities, including most recently Roseanne Barr, […]
March 5, 2016

Revised FBAR Rules for Finance Pros Proposed by FinCEN

FinCEN is the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a bureau of the Treasury Department, which is tasked, among other things, with monitoring offshore financial transactions in order […]
March 29, 2016

Hollywood Tax – Ex-SAG Benefit Plan Official Guilty Plea and More

The National Legal and Policy Center published an article yesterday (click here) on the guilty plea of Nader Karimi.  According to that article he pleaded guilty to […]
April 4, 2016

Tax Court Judge Kroupa Indicted

In news that is rocking the tax community, the Department of Justice has issued a press release announcing that Judge Diane Kroupa and her husband have […]
April 19, 2016

Hacienda Heights Man Sentenced in Tax Return ID Theft Case

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported earlier this month on yet another tax return-related identity theft sentencing in California.  This time with was a 63 year […]