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September 28, 2014

Star of “Jersey Shore” Indicted for Tax Fraud

Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother/manager Marc Sorrentingo were indicted last week for allegedly failing to pay taxes on $8.9 million of income, according to […]
September 21, 2014

Newport Beach Executive Sentenced to 7 Years For $180 million Unreported Income

The Orange County DA’s office issued a press release yesterday reporting that Richard Engel, a 70 year old Newport Beach man, was sentenced to seven years […]
August 30, 2014

Bakersfield Man Who Ran Catholic-Centered Charitable Websites Indicted for Tax Evasion

The Department of Justice recently issued a press release (click here to see it) announcing the indictment of a Bakersfield man, Michael Galloway, who owned the […]
July 19, 2014

Is Getting a Tax LLM a Good Idea? Part 3.1: Ranking the Top Tax LLM Programs.

Currently, there are a few places that you may find rankings of the master of laws in taxation programs. One of the obvious places to look […]
July 9, 2014

Is Getting A Tax LLM A Good Idea? Part 2.1: Is It Worth the Cost?

Whether a Master of Laws in Taxation is worth the cost, of course, is going to vary based on individual circumstances – both what you come […]
July 9, 2014

Is Getting a Tax LLM A Good Idea? Part 1: LLM Programs Grew More Competitive…

A question law students and recent law school graduates ask with great frequency is whether they should pursue a Tax LLM. To a great extent, the […]
January 14, 2017

Is Getting a Tax LLM a Good Idea? Part 2.2: Benefits of a Tax LLM After Your First Job

In an earlier post, I discussed whether a tax LLM was worth the cost largely as a function of its affect on landing one’s first tax […]
January 25, 2017

Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Committed by Inmate

In my experience as a federal tax prosecutor, I have previously seen cases where someone in prison (in one case on charges of return fraud already) […]
February 3, 2017

San Diego Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries and Looks Forward to Taxing Them

The San Diego Union Tribune recently published an article highlighting the City of San Diego’s   recent approval of recreational marijuana dispensaries.  As has been implicit […]
February 20, 2017

Fullerton Man Pleads Guilty to False Return Preparation

A local return preparer has pleaded guilty to preparing returns claiming over a million dollars in false refunds.  In the height of tax season, this operates […]
March 10, 2017

Buffet Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

I have previously blogged about non-income tax evasion cases prosecuted locally.  A little further away, there is another example, here where a buffet owner pleaded guilty […]