California Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

A Beverly Hills, California, businessman was sentenced yesterday to 21 months in prison for filing false tax returns, which failed to report his offshore accounts in Germany and Israel and the income earned on those accounts, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Nicola T. Hanna … Read moreCalifornia Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

Miami-Based Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Launder Money Relating To FCPA and Ecuadorian Bribery Law Violations

A financial advisor based in Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty today to a money laundering conspiracy for his role in using the U.S. financial system to launder money to promote violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Ecuadorian bribery law violations and to conceal and disguise the true nature of those illegal bribe payments. … Read moreMiami-Based Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Launder Money Relating To FCPA and Ecuadorian Bribery Law Violations

Nevada Real Estate Broker Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud

William Waller Jr., a Las Vegas real estate broker and the owner of Burbank Holdings or Platinum Properties, was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for tax evasion and willful failure to file tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich … Read moreNevada Real Estate Broker Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud

Michigan Attorney Indicted for Tax Fraud

A grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, returned an indictment yesterday charging Carl L. Collins III, a Michigan attorney, with tax evasion, filing two false tax returns and seven counts of willfully failing to file individual and corporate tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and … Read moreMichigan Attorney Indicted for Tax Fraud

Waco Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding the United States

A Waco, Texas, tax return preparer was sentenced yesterday to 60 months in prison for her role in a scheme to defraud the United States and for filing a false federal tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Please follow and like us:

Texas Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding the United States

A Texas tax return preparer was sentenced yesterday to 60 months in prison for her role in a scheme to defraud the United States and for 27 months (consecutive) for filing a false federal tax return, for a total of 87 months, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s … Read moreTexas Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding the United States

Genetic Testing Company and Three Principals Agree to Pay $42.6 Million to Resolve Kickback and Medical Necessity Claims

The Justice Department announced today that UTC Laboratories Inc. (RenRX) has agreed to pay $41.6 million, and its three principals, Tarun Jolly M.D., Patrick Ridgeway, and Barry Griffith, have agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks in exchange for laboratory referrals for pharmacogenetic testing … Read moreGenetic Testing Company and Three Principals Agree to Pay $42.6 Million to Resolve Kickback and Medical Necessity Claims

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan of the Office of Justice Programs Delivers Remarks at the 2019 Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Advisory Committee

Thank you, Tracey. I’m so glad to join you and the committee this morning. Let me take this opportunity to thank Tracey. Not everyone here may be aware that I recently asked Tracey to take the post of Acting Director for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). You all know Tracey and the tremendous experience … Read morePrincipal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan of the Office of Justice Programs Delivers Remarks at the 2019 Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Advisory Committee

Joint Statement Announcing United States and Australian Negotiation of a CLOUD Act Agreement by U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton

The United States and Australia and have entered into formal negotiations for a bilateral agreement under the U.S. Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act), as the first step towards significantly boosting law enforcement cooperation between the two allies, with strong protections for rule of law, privacy and civil liberties. Please follow … Read moreJoint Statement Announcing United States and Australian Negotiation of a CLOUD Act Agreement by U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton

Department of Justice Reaches Agreement Resolving Investigation of Virginia Department of Corrections Over Religious Practice Polices

The Department of Justice today announced that it reached an agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia to resolve its investigation of the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC), pursuant to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), 42 U.S.C. §2000cc.  The investigation and agreement addressed VDOC’s five-person minimum for group worship and religious activities, … Read moreDepartment of Justice Reaches Agreement Resolving Investigation of Virginia Department of Corrections Over Religious Practice Polices

Texas Physician Convicted in $16 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury in Texas found a physician who was the owner and operator of a medical clinic in Houston, Texas, guilty today of participating in a $16 million Medicare fraud scheme in which she signed false and fraudulent “plans of care” and other medical documents for purported home health services. Please follow and like … Read moreTexas Physician Convicted in $16 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Delivers Remarks at the Epstein Becker and Green 38th Annual Workforce Management Briefing

Thank you, David for your kind introduction and for helping to organize this event. Additionally, I would like to thank David Stone for extending the invitation for me to speak and for everyone here for taking the time listen to me. I serve as the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department … Read moreAssistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Delivers Remarks at the Epstein Becker and Green 38th Annual Workforce Management Briefing

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the Lawful Access Summit

Thank you for that introduction. It’s great to see so many members of the law enforcement community here today. Many of you have come from far away, and we are grateful for your presence. You are joined by those from the NGO community, industry, academia, and Capitol Hill. This is likely the first time that … Read moreAttorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the Lawful Access Summit

Owner of Tampa-Area Medical Marketing Company Sentenced to Prison for DNA Testing Fraud Scheme

The owner of a Tampa, Florida-area medical marketing company was sentenced to 70 months in prison today for his role in a $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme involving the payment of kickbacks and bribes to fraudulent medical clinics in Miami in exchange for the referral of Medicare beneficiaries for expensive genetic tests that were medically … Read moreOwner of Tampa-Area Medical Marketing Company Sentenced to Prison for DNA Testing Fraud Scheme

U.S. And UK Sign Landmark Cross-Border Data Access Agreement to Combat Criminals and Terrorists Online

The United States and the United Kingdom entered into the world’s first ever CLOUD Act Agreement that will allow American and British law enforcement agencies, with appropriate authorization, to demand electronic data regarding serious crime, including terrorism, child sexual abuse, and cybercrime, directly from tech companies based in the other country, without legal barriers. Please … Read moreU.S. And UK Sign Landmark Cross-Border Data Access Agreement to Combat Criminals and Terrorists Online

Attorney General Barr Signs Letter to Facebook From US, UK, and Australian Leaders Regarding Use of End-To-End Encryption

The Department of Justice today published an open letter to Facebook from international law enforcement partners from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia in response to the company’s publicly announced plans to implement end-to-end-encryption across its messaging services. Please follow and like us:

U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Criminal Coordination Conference

Good afternoon. I appreciate the kind introduction. Thank you to Chairman Clayton and the Commission for extending the invitation to speak at today’s conference. I would also like to thank the SEC’s Co-Directors of Enforcement, Steven Peikin and Stephanie Avakian, for putting this conference together. Please follow and like us:

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Progress in Making our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

Two years ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the department’s violent crime reduction strategy. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Please follow and like us:

Saudi Citizen Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Concealing Attendance at Al Qaeda Training Camp and Visa Fraud

Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 35, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a former resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma, has been sentenced to 151 months’ imprisonment for making a false statement to the FBI about his attendance at an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in late 2000, as well as for visa fraud. Please follow and … Read moreSaudi Citizen Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Concealing Attendance at Al Qaeda Training Camp and Visa Fraud

Nevada Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Crimes

A Las Vegas, Nevada, tax return preparer pleaded guilty yesterday to multiple tax crimes, which caused a total tax loss of more than $3.4 million, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada. Please follow and like … Read moreNevada Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Crimes