IRS Increasing Referrals to Criminal Investigation Unit

Don Fort, Chief of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) recently announced that efforts are underway to increase the number of criminal tax investigations conducted by CID. Speaking at the annual tax controversy fo...

New York Attorney Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Herbert Lindenbaum, a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, pled guilty to tax evasion, following a nearly two-decade scheme to evade $3.4 million in taxes.  The scheme involved paying family members for wor...

Ex-UBS Banker Advocates for Whistleblower Protections

Former UBS banker turned whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld has called for changes in the Swiss law to protect whistleblowers, as detailed in a recent interview with Bloomberg BNA. Birkenfeld was awarded $104 million in 2012 by the U.S. government for...