On November 16, 2018, Matthew D. Lee will moderate a panel at the annual White Collar Practice seminar sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. With the Special

Continue Reading Hot Topics in Tax and Money Laundering Viewed Through the Lens of United States v. Paul Manafort

Ian M. Comisky and Matthew D. Lee have authored a Journal of Taxation article entitled “IRS in the Offing? Marinello Limits Tax Obstruction Prosecutions.” In their article, Ian and Matt
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The White House released a statement on February 8, 2018 that President Trump nominated Charles Rettig as the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue Code for the remainder of a five
Continue Reading Charles Rettig – From Private Practice to President Trump’s Nominee for IRS Commissioner

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018. As is typically the case, the annual opening of tax season is
Continue Reading With Tax Season Fast Approaching, IRS Secures Guilty Plea in High-Profile Tax Case Involving Reality TV Star “The Situation”

BNA’s Michael J. Bologna and Paul Shukovsky have written a comprehensive article about a pervasive problem facing state tax auditors:  the use by restaurants and other cash-intensive businesses of electronic
Continue Reading BNA Reports That Tax-Zapping Software Costs States $21 Billion in Taxes Annually

Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has arrested and charged a New Haven restauranteur with various offenses for using sales tax suppression software. According to a press release announcing the
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In a recent criminal prosecution of a medical doctor/entrepreneur for defrauding his company’s shareholders, the government employed a novel theory of securities fraud premised, in part, upon the defendant’s failure
Continue Reading DOJ’s Prosecution of Health Care Exec Illustrates Unique Intersection of Securities & Employment Tax Fraud Schemes