Las Vegas Man Cheated IRS, Taxpayers Using False Home Buyer Credits

A Las Vegas man will likely spend some serious time behind bars for his role in a scheme that the defrauded the government by filing of false tax returns. Assistant Attorney General Kathryn Keneally for the Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada announced that Damon Boswell of Las Vegas pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false federal income tax returns. Working with Cheryl Ramos, Boswell advised individuals that if they had not filed their 2008 federal income tax returns and did not owe back taxes, they were entitled to receive “Obama Stimulus” money. …

Man Convicted Of Threatening To Assault & Kill IRS Agent, Family Over Audit Proceedings

When I crafted my list of my best tax advice (ever), it seems that I left one fairly important tip out: don’t threaten to kill anyone who works at IRS. I guess I figured that sort of thing went without saying. I was apparently wrong. Last week, a federal judge found Andrew A. Calcione of Cranston, Rhode Island, guilty of threatening to assault and murder an IRS Revenue Agent and his family. The reason? Calcione didn’t want to pay his taxes. According to government testimony, Calcione was selected for audit for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. As a result …

Grimm Day: Congressman Indicted On Federal Charges, Including Tax Evasion

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) was hit with a 20 count indictment including five counts of mail fraud, five counts of wire fraud, three counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false federal tax returns, one count of conspiring to defraud the United States, one count of impeding the Internal Revenue Service, one count of health care fraud, one count of engaging in a pattern or practice of hiring and continuing to employ unauthorized aliens, two counts of perjury and one count of obstructing an official proceeding.