Kentucky Fried Hoax: What Happens To The Cash?

Does this face look scary to you? That caption caught my attention, as did the picture of the adorable little girl with the purple bow in her hair. Her face was scarred and her right eye was covered with a bandage, but she was attempting a smile. The picture of the little girl, Victoria Wilcher, was making the rounds on the internet along with an unbelievable story. The little girl’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins, posted the picture on Facebook after she claimed that an employee at a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise asked the pair to leave because Victoria’s injuries were scaring …

Daugerdas Sentenced To Prison, Ending Biggest Tax Prosecution Ever

Of all of the stories that I’ve ever covered over the years, by far the one I’ve received the most questions about after the fact was this one: What ever happened to Paul Daugerdas? I’ve been following the story since 2006 after allegations surfaced that Jenkens Gilchrist might have been involved in offering up some not-so-questionable tax shelter advice that the Internal Revenue Service finally declared improper. One of the attorneys involved in that scandal was Paul Daugerdas (the other notable Jenkens attorney was Donna M. Guerin). Jenkens eventually folded and a number of defendants, Daugerdas and Guerin included, were …

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 …