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Father and Son Hotel Owners and Developers Found Guilty of Tax Evasion

U.S. v. Cohen Assor and Cohen Levy  (S.D. FL 2011)

The sentencing proceedings of Mauricio Cohen Assor and his son, Leon Cohen Levy, were held before U.S. District Court Judge William Zloch on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. The sentence sought by the government was eleven years.  The defense requested a sentence of no more than 12 months for each of the two defendants.

The defendants argued that the amount of tax loss urged by the government was grossly inflated.  A former IRS agent testified that IRS documents appeared to reflect that the government had recognized a large portion of funds to have been from non-taxable loans.

The Court sentenced each defendant to 10 years.

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