The long reach of the Panama Papers document leak toppled another executive after international tax fraud and money laundering allegations came to light.

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A recent legal case profiles the determination of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to pursue and collect on tax fraudsters and those who do not report offshore tax holdings.

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What started out as a fish restaurant venture turned into a whopper of a federal criminal tax investigation, leaving the owners in hot water—and facing up to five years in prison.

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Admitting it advised and helped its clients avoid paying US taxes, Israeli bank Mizrahi-Tefahot agreed to pay $195 million as part of a deferred prosecution agreement.

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Criminal tax investigations are often aimed at business owners or C-suite executives.  Just as often, it is the rank-and-file who perpetrate tax fraud.

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While court cases and newspapers call out celebrities and high-wealth individuals who face civil or criminal tax investigations, less attention is paid to the people who make those tax mistakes possible.

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Move over Trinidad, the United States of America has joined the European blacklist for its lax tax reporting and jurisdictional tax opacity.

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It started with a 63-count indictment in 2013.  It ended with 121 months in federal prison in 2019.  Here is the story of how not to manage your affairs if you are charged with tax fraud.

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A former Swiss banker faces a life in exile after conviction on charges of commercial espionage after he reportedly sold details about German tax evaders to government officials.

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As far as reputation, the United States lost some gloss this year.  A non-governmental organization (NGO) that combats global corruption ranked the US six spots lower in their annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

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