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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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Sentence for Tax Misdemeanors Same as Felonies

Taxpayer made large profits selling guns. At trial he was acquitted of all felony charges. However, he was convicted of two misdemeanor tax charges pursuant to 26 USC 7203. The taxpayer appeal because the court did not permit the defendant's expert to testify as to the taxpayer's intent because it was the ultimate issue for the jury to decide. Taxpayer's counsel failed to properly rephrase the questions to get past the government's objection.

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Taxpayer Convicted of Tax Evasion

Taxpayer appealed her conviction for tax evasion (7201) and the 48 month sentence. Taxpayer alleged that the court erred by giving an inadequate limiting instruction as to the proper use of uncharged conduct. Taxpayer did not prove substantive rights were affected.

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Taxpayer's Were Convicted of Filing false Return and Willful Failure to pay

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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Taxpayer Convicted Received a Sentencing Enhancement For Being an Organizer

Defendant appealed a 4 level enhancement for being an organizer and a 2 level enhancement for obstruction during the civil audit. The Court upheld the sentence enhancements. One member of the Court of Appeals dissented.

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Restitution Amount Ordered Greatly Exceeded Tax Loss Charged by Government U. S. v. WIRTH, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134429 (Dist. Minn. 2012)

Taxpayer plead guilty to 371 conspiracy charge that the Government asserted involved approximately $2,000,000. However, the Court ordered restitution of $6,457,500 and overruled defendant's objection.

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