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Tax Return Preparer Wins Federal Criminal Tax Trial in Stunning Fashion.

Tax Return Preparer Wins Federal Criminal Tax Trial in Stunning Fashion.

Sergio Gardea an accountant and tax return preparer with offices in Akron and Canton, Ohio prevailed in his federal jury trial in dramatic fashion with an unanimous NOT GUILTY verdict on all counts. Mr. Gardea had been charged with 30 counts of willfully filing false tax returns for clients. During the trial 9 counts were dismissed by the government and the jury found Mr. Gardea NOT GUILTY on all 21 counts remaining.

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Businessman Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery and Tax Charges in Connection with Venezuela Bribery Scheme

 Businessman Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery and Tax Charges in Connection with Venezuela Bribery Scheme

The owner of multiple U.S.-based energy companies pleaded guilty to foreign bribery and tax charges for his role in a scheme to corruptly secure energy contracts from Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).

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Taxpayer's Argument That the Indictment was Duplicitous Was Rejected, U.S. v. Greene, U.S. Dt. Lexis 32403 (N.D. OK. 2010)

Taxpayer was convicted of tax evasion and filing a false tax return. The taxpayer appealed claiming that the indictment was duplicitous because it alleged the two types of tax violations. The taxpayer also argued that his lawyer provided effective assistance.

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Tax Preparer Convicted of Filing False Returns, U.S. v. Statin, 2010 U.S. App. Lexis 2763 (5th Cir. Feb 10, 2010)

Tax preparer convicted of filing false returns for clients despite having Form 8453 signed by each taxpayer

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Taxpayer's Were Convicted of Filing false Return and Willful Failure to pay. United States v. Parker, 2009 U.S. App. Lexis 28042 (5th Cir. Dec. 21, 2009)

The taxpayers were convicted of willful failure to pay tax and filing false returns. The husband argued that the omitted income was a mistake. The jury rejected this defense. The wife made the mistake of volunteering to answer the questions of the agents instead of exercising her 5th amendment rights.

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Tax Return Preparer Found Guilty of Willfully Preparing False Tax Returns. U.S. v. Toto-Ngosso, 2011-1 U.S. Tax Cas. (CCH) P50,155 (4th Cir 2011)

Tax return preparer was convicted of willfully preparing false tax returns in violation of 7206. Clients not charged in the indictment were permitted to testify pursuant to rule 404(b) to establish intent.

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CPA Charged with Preparing False Tax Returns Found Not Guilty on All Counts. U.S. v. Miller, Case No. 12-600025 (S.D. FL 2012)

A certified public accountant was charged with conspiracy to defraud the IRS, preparing and filing false tax returns and obstructing a CFTC and an IRS investigation. The jury found him not guilty on all counts.

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