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Lawyer Convicted of Selling Fraulent Tax Shelters

United States v. Campbell, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 116794 (W.D. Mich. Dec. 15, 2009)

    Campbell was a former partner in the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, & Stone. He was the director of the Kalamazoo offices. During 1999 through 2006 he allegedly agreed to promote and sell fraudulent tax shelters in the form of "loss of income"  insurance policies issued by offshore companies. The payments were tax deductible.  However, 85% of the premiums  were returned in a nontaxable manner.

    Campbell was ordered to make restitution for the tax loss he caused under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act. The  government attempted to increase the amount after sentencing. However, the court  declined to increase the amount  of restitution after sentencing.

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