Louisiana Attorney Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion

Criminal defense attorney Michael Thiel of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was recently sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax evasion. From 2003 through 2013, Thiel evaded paying approximately $1 million in income and employment taxes, plus penalties and interest, by concealing…

June 12, 2017

Tax Return Preparer Headed to Prison For Tax Evasion

Semere Tsehaye owned and operated at least 20 Instant Tax Service franchise locations from 2005 through 2011, some of which were located in Illinois.  Instant Tax Service was a tax preparation business. For the taxable years 2010 and 2011, Tsehaye prepared…

February 14, 2017

Chicago Tax Attorney’s Conviction Affirmed

Chicago CPA and Attorney Paul Daugerdas was convicted in 2014 of conspiracy to defraud the IRS, client tax evasion, IRS obstruction and mail fraud.  He was sentenced to 180 months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, $164,737,500.00 in forfeiture…

October 06, 2016

Prior Tax Evasion Conviction Does Not Guarantee a Tax Deficiency Win for the IRS

In 2003, Bohdan Senyszyn misappropriated funds from a real estate developer in the amount of $252,726. Senyszyn subsequently pled guilty to criminal tax charges, including tax evasion, related to these funds. The IRS then audited Senyszyn’s tax return for 2003…

April 20, 2016

Physician and CPA Both Convicted of Tax Evasion

In two recent cases, an Anchorage, Alaska, physician specializing in plastic surgery was indicted on three counts of tax evasion and a CPA from Haber City, Utah, was convicted on 18 counts of filing false individual income tax refund claims…

June 13, 2014

Beanie Babies Billionaire Sentenced for Tax Evasion

Are you old enough to remember Beanie Babies, a late 1980s stuffed animal craze? The creator of Beanie Babies, H. Ty Warner, was recently sentenced to two years of probation and 500 hours of community service for tax evasion.  Warner…

January 28, 2014

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