A globally coordinated day of enforcement action — involving sharing of evidence and intelligence, and information collection activities such as search warrants, interviews and subpoenas — against suspected offshore tax evasion orchestrated by a Central American financial institution was undertaken last week by the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands.… Continue Reading
On March 12, President Trump issued an executive order blocking the biggest tech merger in history for fear that Broadcom Ltd “might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States.”… Continue Reading
Bill Steinman recently wrote a post for the FCPA Blog about compliance risks in offset obligations. I’d like to continue that discussion, this time with some information about international cooperation to clean up offset transactions, and how the U.S.… Continue Reading
The IRS recently released an internal Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum that said Section 162(f) of the Tax Code prohibited an FCPA defendant from deducting the disgorged amount.
According to the SEC complaint, a subsidiary of a U.S.… Continue Reading
One of the more interesting facets of the recent Vicente Eduardo Garcia Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) criminal enforcement action was the involvement in the investigation of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.… Continue Reading
Bradley Birkenfeld, the former Swiss banker who became an IRS whistleblower and was awarded $104 million after serving a U.S. prison sentence, wants his probation to end early so he can move back to Europe.… Continue Reading
A federal judge in Manhattan Friday authorized the Internal Revenue Service to issue summonses requiring Federal Express Corporation, DHL Express, United Parcel Service, Inc. and others to produce information about U.S.… Continue Reading
A DOJ and IRS sting resulted in the arrests of two Caribbean-based bankers — an American and a Canadian — and their Canadian lawyer for conspiracy to launder money and hide the identities and assets of U.S.… Continue Reading
Here are wise words from Tuesday’s post by Ellen Podgor on her White Collar Crime Prof Blog:
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Politics do not belong in the agencies of our government. Whether it be the DOJ, SEC, or IRS – it is important that when politics gets infused in discretionary decisions, someone immediately puts a stop to this happening.