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Prosecution Rises: Cryptocurrency Gatekeepers and Individual Owners

The popularity of cryptocurrency has been on the rise, and given its recent dramatic decline in value, the federal government is poised to step up its regulation and enforcement of criminal laws targeting its illegal use. The Biden administration has… Read More
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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Regulations for NFTs

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is considering how to regulate non-fungible tokens (NFTs), according to a report on its Study of the Facilitation of Money Laundering and Terror Finance Through the Trade in Wo… Read More
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Willful Failure to Collect or Pay Over Tax

IRS Title 26: Tax Violations: I.R.C. § 7202 Under 26 U.S.C. §7202, it is a crime to fail to collect a tax or to fail to truthfully account for or pay over a tax. An employer is responsible for withholding Federal Insurance Contribution Act (“FICA… Read More
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SEC Prioritizes Insider Trading Enforcement

If 2021 is any indication, insider trading will remain a key enforcement area for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2022. While the total number of insider trading actions brought last year has declined, the actions that have been broug… Read More
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Sentencing Guidelines: Actual Loss vs. Intended Loss

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines were enacted in 1987 to create uniformity in sentencing, including for sentences white-collar crimes. There has always been a perception that white collar crimes were treated more leniently than other crimes. The U.S… Read More
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Can I Be Charged with EIDL Loan Fraud?

Congress passed the CARES Act in March of 2020, providing billions of dollars in economic relief to help American businesses cope with hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the CARES Act, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Progr… Read More
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False Statements on Tax Returns

Filing a False Tax Return in Violation of 26 U.S.C. §7206 Under 26 U.S.C. §7206, it is a felony to willfully make false statements on a tax return or willfully aid or assist someone in filing a false tax return. The penalty for violating the statut… Read More
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PPP Loan Fraud

The Department of Justice is cooperating with the FBI, the IRS, and the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General (SBA-OIG) to aggressively target CARES Act fraud cases, and specifically cases involving PPP loan fraud. Prosecutor… Read More
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Title 26 Tax Violations: I.R.C. § 7203-Failure to File Return or Pay Tax

Under 26 U.S.C. §7203, any person required to pay a tax or make an estimated tax payment can be charged with a crime for failing to pay, failing to file a tax return, failing to supply tax information, or failing to keep tax records. Violations of I… Read More
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Categories: Tax
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Choosing the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is important to know whether the person you choose will actually be handling your case at all stages of the proceedings. If a criminal case is in federal court, it is essential to have a lawyer who practices there regularly. Read More
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