stolen identity refund fraud

August 4, 2018

Norman v. United States – Court of Federal Claims Holds FBAR Willfulness Penalty Not Limited Contrary to Colliot District Court

Blogger’s Note:   It appears to me the trial-level judge in the Court of Federal Claims has determined the regulation at issue is invalid because it “conflicts” […]
August 4, 2018

Wadhan v. United States – Another District Court Opinion Following Colliot and Limiting FBAR Penalty

1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Chief Judge Marcia S. Krieger Civil Action No. 17-CV-1287-MSK UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiffs, […]
May 30, 2018

United States v. Colliot, Defendant., U.S. District Court, W.D. Texas, 2018-1 U.S.T.C. ¶50,259, (May 16, 2018) – District Court Holds FBAR Penalty Limited

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, -vs- DOMINIQUE G. COLLIOT, Defendant. CAUSE NO.: AU-16-CA-01281-SS […]
February 26, 2018
Jersey Shore

What’s the Situation With “The Situation” of Jersey Shore?

  A blast from the past just came across the headlines recently surrounding a member of the hit show of 2009, Jersey Shore. I had previously […]
January 10, 2018

Post-Nuptial Planning: The Next Steps for Newly Married Couples

  The vows have been exchanged, the thank you cards have been sent, and the honeymoon is over …  Now, the real adventure begins.  Marriage is […]
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) […]
April 30, 2016

$14 Million In Refunds Issued by IRS in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Indicted

Yet another tax return related identity theft scheme was recently indicted, this one with ties all across Orange County from La Habra to Newport Beach.  I […]
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 […]
December 8, 2015

San Diego Area Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to ID Theft and Admits to Over 4000 False Returns

A Miramar return preparer pleaded guilty on December 2, 2015, in the San Diego Federal District Court.  As we head into the next filing season, we […]
November 11, 2015

7 Defendants Found Guilty in $33 Million False Refund Scheme Using False 1099-OIDs

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice issued a press release announcing that seven Fresno-area men were found guilty of participating in a scheme in which they […]