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Category: Tax Crimes

Charleston Attorney Defrauds Clients

A Charleston attorney has been charged with tax evasion Wednesday along with mixing up his client’s money with his own. This federal charge against Harold S. Albertson mirrors ethics charges filed against him earlier this month by the State Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Prosecutors say Albertson tried to avoid […]

Tax Crimes

Former Contractor Convicted of Tax Evasion

A former San Antonio and Blanco contractor was in hot water Friday after being convicted of five counts of tax evasion while working on defense contract jobs. Daniel Isaiah Thody, 45, believes that he has been unjustly accused and that he was not required to pay taxes on the $1 […]

Tax Crimes

Huntsville Man to Pay $3.7M in Restitution

A federal judge made it clear on Thursday that tax evasion will not be tolerated when he ordered a Huntsville man to pay $3.7 million in restitution as part of his sentence. Paul Bracy, 71, was charged with one count of tax evasion and was sentenced to five years’ probation, […]

Tax Crimes

Business owners and criminal tax charges: a Texas case

Criminal tax charges against a business owner can severely impact both the person who is charged and the business itself. A recent Texas case provides an example of the potentially double-sided consequences. The case concerns the owner of several popular nightclubs in Austin. In January of this year, the nightclub […]

Tax Crimes

The IRS and access to taxpayer e-mail

Is the IRS reading your e-mail? The IRS says it is not. Yesterday the acting commissioner of the IRS denied allegations that his agency gains access to taxpayers’ e-mail messages without obtaining search warrants. In Texas and throughout the nation, taxpayers are naturally concerned about the IRS gaining too much […]

Tax Crimes