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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 Found Guilty of Filing False Claims for Refunds, U. S. v. VALIENTE, LEXIS 17212 (11th Cir. 2010)

Taxpayer was convicted of filing false claims for refunds. Taxpayer entered an agreement with others to file false tax returns claimimg refunds and deposited the refund anticipation loan checks in her bank account.

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Defendants Found Guilty of Tax Offenses Following Trial Delayed Over Two Years, U. S. v. HILLS, et al., LEXIS 17186 (7th Cir. 2010)

Defendants appealed their convictions on tax violations on several grounds including their Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial.

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Taxpayer Challenged The Sufficiency o the Evidence Supporting His Convictions, U. S. v. KRUSE, 606 F.3d 404 (7th Cir. 2010)

Taxpayer was convicted following trial. He appealed alleging that there was insufficient evidence to support his convictions.

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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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Taxpayer Prepared False Tax Returns to Assist Clients Applying for Bank Loans. U.S. v. Murray, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 4842 (3rd Cir. 2012)

Enhancement for criminally derived income was not applicable to tax returns that did not fail to identify income but overstated expenses.

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Court Held That There Was Sufficient Evidence to Convict Defendant Tax Preparer of Tax Conspiracy U.S. v. Muyaba and Mudekunye (5TH Cir. 2011)

Defendants and one co-defendant were convicted by a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas of charges stemming from their tax-fraud conspiracy. Defendants appealed and claimed that their Rule 29 motion due to insufficient evidence should have been granted.

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Witnesses Not Listed in the Indictment Were Permitted to Testify Against Defendant Tax Return Preparer U.S. v. Toto-Ngosso, 2011-1 U.S. Tax Cas. (CCH) P50,155

Tax Return Preparer Found Guilty of Preparing False Returns and Government Was Permitted to Call Witnesses Not Charged in the Indictment Who Defendant Prepared False Returns For.

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Taxpayer Convicted of Structuring and Filing False Tax Returns U.S. v. CICCOLINI, LEXIS 120292 (N.D. OH 2010)

Taxpayer charged with structuring and filing a false tax return was ordered to pay $3,500,000 restitution for funds embezzled from charities he had created although the specific charges did not establish the loss.

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