Correction: Idaho Lawmaker Charged story
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — In a story March 16 about charges against an Idaho state lawmaker, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature of a federal court charge filed against Rep. John...
Store owner sentenced for failing to pay sales taxes
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The owner of a Maine convenience store is heading to jail for pocketing $370,000 in state sales taxes.
The state Attorney General's Office says 48-year-old Robert...
CHICAGO (AP) — A former prominent member of the Chicago City Council has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in a scheme to help a lawyer foil the Internal Revenue Service.
ATLANTA (AP) — A former executive with a longtime city of Atlanta vendor accused of paying bribes to the city's former chief procurement officer to secure contracts for work faces dozens of...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A pharmacist has admitted that he and two co-owners evaded $4.1 million in taxes over three years by using a check cashing business to hide income from their pharmacy...
‘Ghost employees’ help woman evade federal taxes
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to creating "ghost employees" for her home health care staffing agency in order to avoid paying taxes.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for a powerful state Republican party official charged with tax evasion says his client suffers from a hoarding disorder.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a North Carolina mental health company has been sentenced to prison following her conviction on tax evasion and filing false Medicaid...
South Carolina businessman accused of evading $100K in taxes
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — State authorities say a South Carolina business owner has been accused of avoiding paying more than $100,000 in sales taxes.
Spanish court summons Shakira to answer tax evasion charges
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court investigating Shakira for possibly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes has called on the pop music star to testify in mid-June.
Mississippi woman pleads guilty in massive pharmacy fraud
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others pleaded guilty...
Ex-Minnesota elevator manager pleads guilty in swindle
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former manager of a western Minnesota grain elevator pleaded guilty Thursday in a swindle that cost his employer millions of dollars so he could pay for hunting safaris, taxidermy services and real estate.
Ex-Minnesota elevator manager pleads guilty in swindle
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former manager of a western Minnesota grain elevator has pleaded guilty in a swindle that cost his employer millions of dollars.
Fifty-six-year-old Jerry Hennessey of Dalton pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of mail fraud and tax evasion.
Ex-Corvallis lawyer sentenced to federal prison for theft
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Corvallis attorney who stole money from clients and a law firm has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison.
Prominent New Jersey GOP official indicted on tax charges
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted the head of one of New Jersey's most powerful Republican county organizations on Thursday for failure to pay taxes totaling more than $1 million, lying on a loan application and failing to pay payroll taxes withheld from employees at his law firm.
George Gilmore is charged with a total of six counts. The most serious, tax evasion and failing to pay payroll taxes, are punishable by up to five years in prison.
Ex-police officer accused of spending tribal funds at bars
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former tribal police officer in Montana who was supposed to be running a program to keep young Native Americans out of trouble spent tribal money at casinos, a strip club, bars and other places.
Georgia mayor avoids prison with deal on tax evasion charges
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of a Georgia city will avoid a prison term under a plea deal reached with prosecutors on charges of tax evasion.
Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The Colombian singer denied the charges.
The charges published Friday allege that Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain with her partner, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique.
Tax rates are much lower in the Bahamas than in Spain.
Grassley doubts Cohen allegation tying president to crime
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley says President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen may be truthfully pleading guilty to federal crimes but it's difficult to believe him when he implicates the president in crimes.
Moment of reckoning looms for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
NEW YORK (AP) — The moment of reckoning has nearly arrived for Michael Cohen, who finds out Wednesday whether his decision to walk away from President Donald Trump after years of unwavering loyalty will spare him from a harsh prison sentence.
Kirkland business owner gets 5 years for tax evasion
SEATTLE (AP) — A Kirkland businessman has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for a long-running tax-evasion scheme.
The Latest: Attorney says his client will be vindicated
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on charges in the Panama Papers investigation (all times local):
An attorney for one of the four men charged in an international tax scheme related to the so-called Panama Papers says his client will be vindicated at trial.
Jeffrey Neiman represents Harald Joachim Von Der Goltz, of Germany, who is accused of evading taxes in part by concealing his ownership of certain shell companies and bank accounts from the IRS.
Philippine journalist contesting tax charges freed on bail
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An award-winning Philippine journalist who along with the online news service she heads has been sued for tax evasion has declared her innocence and was freed on bail Monday after turning herself in for arrest.
Ex-director of military charity found guilty of fraud
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of a military support organization has been found guilty in connection with a scheme to steal from the charity.
The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release the jury found 40-year-old Patricia Pauline Driscoll guilty Thursday of wire fraud, tax evasion and first-degree fraud. Driscoll was the former executive director of the Armed Forces Foundation. She resigned from the Washington-based charity in 2016.
Ex-aide for disgraced district attorney sentenced to prison
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former campaign manager for a former Philadelphia district attorney convicted of taking bribes will also be heading to prison.
Businessman gets prison for federal tax evasion of $4.8M
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut businessman who prosecutors say led the IRS on a "wild goose chase" by avoiding paying more than $4.8 million in federal income taxes has been sentenced.
Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old David Adams was sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford.
The Old Saybrook man pleaded guilty last year to multiple offenses including tax evasion and making and subscribing a false tax return.
Guilty plea set in $6.5 million fraud case
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware resident facing federal charges of wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion has agreed to enter a guilty plea in the case.
A judge on Friday scheduled a Nov. 27 plea hearing for 57-year-old Michael Boyce of Ocean City, New Jersey.
Boyce, who worked for a manufacturing company in New Castle County, is accused of submitting false purchase orders over a 12-year period for more than $6.5 million of supplies that were never delivered.
Dentists avoids prison in tax evasion case
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island dentist who failed to pay taxes on as much as $1.2 million in payments to his practice has avoided prison.
Federal prosecutors say 72-year-old Lawrence Stephenson was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, ordered to perform 280 hours of community service, including providing free dental services, and pay a $75,000 fine.
Egypt’s retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended.
The verdict, handed down on Monday by the Cairo misdemeanor court, was delivered in absentia.
Hard-hitting Philippine news portal faces tax evasion charge
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine prosecutors said Sunday they will file charges of tax evasion against a news website that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Justice Department said in a statement it found probable cause to indict Rappler Holdings Corp. and its president, journalist Maria Ressa. The case could be filed later this week, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.
Auto repairman indicted for tax evasion and theft
COVINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Department of Revenue investigators say an auto repair and towing company owner has been indicted on charges he failed to remit collected sales tax and falsified vehicle registrations.
The agency announced Wednesday that the Tipton Count grand jury indicted 38-year-old David Aaron Whaley, owner of Whaley's Auto Repair and Towing, on a 98 count indictment earlier this week.
Former lawyer pleads guilty to tax evasion, money laundering
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Corvallis attorney pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion and money laundering charges in connection with allegations that she embezzled from her clients and defrauded investors to live beyond her means.
Connecticut man pleads guilty to cheating on taxes
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to pay more than $1.2 million in federal income taxes over a period of eight years.
Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old William Anderson, of New Milford, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty Monday to tax evasion.
Trial starts for ex-lawmaker accused of fraud
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The trial of a former Maine lawmaker accused of stealing up to $3 million from two women has started in Bangor.
WABI-TV reports 53-year-old Robert Lindell Jr., of Cloverdale, California, faces multiple charges, including theft by unauthorized taking and tax evasion. He pleaded not guilty.
Kansas lawyer sent to prison for not paying taxes
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 58-year-old Leawood lawyer has been sentenced to one year and six months in prison for not paying his taxes.
David Mandelbaum was sentenced Monday for tax evasion. He also was ordered to pay more than $200,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
Mandelbaum pleaded guilty in August to owing more than $132,000 for the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 tax years.
Newark mayor’s ex-campaign treasurer jailed for embezzlement
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former treasurer for Newark Mayor Ras Baraka's election campaign is headed to prison for embezzling more than $220,000 by writing phony checks in the names of consultants and vendors for services that were never performed.
Frederick Murphy Jr. received a 30-month sentence Wednesday and must pay restitution of $277,826. The 56-year-old Bloomfield resident had pleaded guilty in May to wire fraud, bank fraud and tax evasion charges.
So-called ‘Frack Master’ pleads guilty in Dallas to fraud
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas businessman who dubbed himself the "Frack Master" and went on TV to discuss oil and gas has pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion charges in what regulators called an $80 million scam.
Prosecutors appeal in case against 2006 World Cup organizers
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have appealed against a court's decision to reject tax evasion charges against three people involved in organizing the 2006 World Cup.
The charges against Theo Zwanziger, Wolfgang Niersbach and Horst R. Schmidt are linked to a payment to FIFA. The Frankfurt state court decided last week not to go ahead with a trial, saying that it saw insufficient evidence of wrongdoing.
Ex-Dallas bus agency official pleads guilty to tax evasion
DALLAS (AP) — The former board president of a shuttered school bus agency in Dallas pleaded guilty on Monday to tax evasion, a federal charge tied to an investigation into a bribery scandal at the organization, authorities said.
Larry Duncan resigned last year from Dallas County Schools, the former government bus agency beset by deep financial troubles and questionable business dealings.
Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis canceled after tax case
BEIJING (AP) — The director of "Air Strike," featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film's release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges.
The World War II thriller, also starring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody, was to have been released Oct. 26.
However, director Xiao Feng posted on his Weibo miniblog Wednesday that it was "time to let go" after eight years of work on the film.
Today in History for October 17th
Omaha woman sentenced to probation for tax evasion
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay restitution for federal tax evasion.
Federal prosecutors for Nebraska said Tuesday that 37-year-old Becky Neeb was sentenced on Monday. She could have received up to five years in prison.
Ex-executive gets prison term for embezzling nearly $14M
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former executive who embezzled nearly $14 million from a New York-based hospitality company has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison.
George Dfouni received a 46-month sentence Friday. The 47-year-old Wayne, New Jersey man had pleaded guilty in January to wire fraud and tax evasion.
Prosecutors didn't identify the company where Dfouni served as chief operating officer. They say it owns and operates hotels in New York and New Jersey.
Arizona man sentenced in Colorado tax evasion case
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A former champion race car driver was sentenced to 18 months in prison after authorities say he failed to pay nearly $2 million in taxes.
The Durango Herald reports 69-year-old Bill Whittington was sentenced this week in federal court in Durango after pleading guilty in May to filing a false tax return.
ShowBiz Minute: Evans, Alda, ‘The Situation’
Situation seeks probation in tax case; feds seek 14 months
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Situation should trade in his muscle shirts for a prison jumpsuit or avoid serving time altogether, according to dueling pre-sentencing submissions in the "Jersey Shore" actor's federal tax case.
China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tax authorities have ordered "X-Men" star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million, ending speculation over the fate of one of the country's highest-profile entertainers three months after she disappeared from public view.
Of the total amount, Fan is being personally fined around $70 million for tax evasion, according to an announcement carried Wednesday by China's official Xinhua News Agency, citing tax authorities.
NY Times: Trump got $413M from his dad, much from tax dodges
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud.
The 15,000-word Times report contradicts Trump's portrayal of himself as a self-made billionaire who started with just a $1 million loan from his father.
Former Thai restaurant owner admits to tax evasion
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The former owner of a Maine Thai restaurant had pleaded guilty to underreporting $2.5 million in earnings over a dozen years.
The Sun Journal reports that 51-year-old Junlong Bunleng pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including tax evasion and failing to truthfully collect and pay sales tax.