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What triggers a prison sentence in offshore prosecutions?

Willfulness is usually required to support criminal charges. Assigning signature authority to someone else to conceal account ownership could show willful conduct. Filing a document, such as a Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts/FinCEN Report 114 (FBAR) with false information is another.

Two Credit Suisse Bankers Receive Slap on the Wrist at Sentencing

Two former Credit Suisse bankers have received extraordinarily light sentences after pleading guilty and cooperating with the Department of Justice in its case against the Swiss Bank. Josef Dörig and Andreas Bachmann were each sentenced to five years' probation and a fine, sentences that are substantially lower than the recommendations under the Sentencing Guidelines.

Swiss Bank UBS Continues to Have Tax Problems: UBS France Now Under Fire

Four years ago, US tax probes into UBS found the bank aiding wealthy American clients evade paying federal taxes by placing their funds into secret Swiss bank accounts. The settlement, one of the largest in history, consisted of UBS paying over $780 million to the United States and, most controversially, handing over the names and account information of about 4,500 US taxpayers.

IRS warns of "Dirty Dozen Tax Scams" for 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently highlighted some the top abusive tax scams for 2011. Activities such as, hiding income in offshore accounts, identity theft, return preparer fraud and filing false or misleading tax returns forms the Service's the annual list of "dirty dozen" tax scams in 2011.

IRS warns of "Dirty Dozen Tax Scams" for 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently highlighted some the top abusive tax scams for 2011. Activities such as, hiding income in offshore accounts, identity theft, return preparer fraud and filing false or misleading tax returns forms the Service's the annual list of "dirty dozen" tax scams in 2011.

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