Crystal Laker Tax Preparer Gets 18 Months

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: ONE TAX PREPARER PLEADS GUILTY AND ANOTHER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON IN SEPARATE FEDERAL INCOME TAX FRAUD CASES CHICAGO — A former Chicago tax preparer pleaded guilty to filing nearly … Continue reading

Another Less than Subtle Reminder from the Federal Government Not to Cheat on Your Income Taxes

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO LEADER OF ROMANIAN-BASED CONSPIRACY THAT OBTAINED $1.6 MILLION IN FALSE TAX REFUNDS SENTENCED TO 85 MONTHS IN PRISON CHICAGO — The leader in Chicago of a Romanian-based international conspiracy to fraudulently … Continue reading

Chicago & Miami Hotel to Condo Developer Indicted on Income Tax Evasion

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER CONDO-HOTEL DEVELOPER ARRAIGNED AFTER BEING EXTRADITED FROM ITALY ON FEDERAL TAX EVASION CHARGE CHICAGO — A former real estate developer who attempted to convert hotels in Chicago, Miami Beach, Fla., and … Continue reading

Ex-Chicago Bear & Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy/Referee Indicted on Income Tax Charges

It must be income tax preparation time, as one can see from this press release from the US. Attorney’s Office: FORMER CHICAGO BEARS PLAYER AND COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY CHARGED SEPARATELY WITH FAILING TO FILE FEDERAL TAX RETURNS CHICAGO — … Continue reading

Consumer Benefit Services Owners Charged with $22 Million Tax Evasion

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: TWO OWNERS OF NAPERVILLE BUSINESS CHARGED WITH FAILING TO REPORT A TOTAL OF MORE THAN $22 MILLION IN INCOME THEY SHARED CHICAGO — Two owners and executives of a Naperville business that … Continue reading

Blagojevich/Jesse Jackson, Jr., Fundraiser Indicted for Bribes/Kickbacks to Physicians for Referrals to Surgery Centers Characterized as Ad Expenses

Four years after his 2008 interview, a physician was indicted for income tax evasion and mail fraud according to the following press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Chicago Tribune explains his connection to our crooked former Governor Rod … Continue reading

Tax Preparer Admits to 500 Preparing Returns Underestimating Tax Liabilities by $2.8 Million

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: TAX PREPARER PLEADS GUILTY TO PREPARING MORE THAN 500 FALSE FEDERAL TAX RETURNS, CAUSING TAX LOSS OF MORE THAN $2.8 MILLION CHICAGO — A tax preparer pleaded guilty to federal tax charges, … Continue reading

Todd Stoger’s Top Supporter Indicted for Income Tax Evasion on Personal Use of Campaign and CountyMoney, Pension Boosting, Gambling Mentioned

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER WILLIAM BEAVERS INDICTED ON FEDERAL TAX CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY FAILING TO PAY TAXES ON CAMPAIGN FUNDS AND COUNTY EXPENSE ACCOUNT USED FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES CHICAGO — Cook County Commissioner … Continue reading

Animal Farm Comes to Illinois Politics

Thanks to Capitol Fax Blog for the following: Meanwhile, Reuters columnist David Clay Johnston reports that Navistar, Continental Tire, Motorola, Ford, Chrysler, Mitsubishi and other big Illinois companies are keeping the state taxes deducted from their workers’ paychecks. “If you’re … Continue reading

Feds Take Chicago Lawyer after Money on False Pretences Out of Market Place

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO LAWYER BARRED FROM PROMOTING TAX SHELTERS GENERATING $370 MILLION IN SHAM DEDUCTIONS Federal Court Enjoins Former Seyfarth Shaw LLP Partner Who Allegedly Designed “DAD” and “DAT” Tax Shelters CHICAGO LAWYER BARRED … Continue reading