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November 2014 Archives

Tax fraud case against ‘Jersey Shore’ actor delayed until March

Back in October, we wrote about the tax fraud case of former “Jersey Shore” star Mike Sorrentino. As we noted, Sorrentino and his brother have been charged with failing to report business and personal income on tax returns between 2010 and 2012, as well as conspiracy to commit tax fraud. According to the indictment in the case, the brothers failed to report a total of $8.9 million.

Reverend Al Sharpton reacts to fresh attention to tax troubles

For public figures, particularly those involved in politics and political advocacy, tax blunders can be a disruptive thing to endure. For civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton, tax troubles recently became a sore subject once again when the New York Times published an article alleging that he currently has $4.5 million of federal and state tax debt. According to Sharpton, though, the report is misleading and, he believes, politically motivated.

Swiss banker found not guilty of tax fraud

Raoul Weil, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Wealth Management & Business Banking, received good news last week when he was found not guilty of conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Those charges were connected to accusations that the company was involved in tax evasion by helping its clients hide billions of dollars in offshore accounts.

Changes to federal sentencing guidelines now apply

As of the beginning of the month, reforms in the way the Federal Sentencing Guidelines deal with drug cases went into effect. The changes, which were approved by the Sentencing Commission earlier this year, will result in relief both in the way drug offenders are sentenced and in the sentence severity for some federal inmates. The changes will allow those who have been sentenced to apply for sentence reductions, though no changes will be made to sentences at or below mandatory minimums.

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