Recent Federal Tax Fraud Prosecutions in Georgia

On Friday, two more Georgians were arrested on federal charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to defraud the government stemming from an alleged tax fraud scheme. These arrests are just two of many recent tax fraud prosecutions in both federal and state courts in Georgia. Kevin Joseph Sonnier and Bernardo Davis, both…

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Tax Preparer Criminal Investigations Are Increasing

During tax season, the IRS and Department of Justice are eager to make an example of those who file false returns. An especially effective way for them to prevent false returns is by bringing large criminal cases against accountants and other financial professionals. In fact, just yesterday a Montgomery, Alabama business owner and five tax…

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Athens Georgia criminal gambling and fencing cases may go federal

On Tuesday, police raided 14 stores and homes in Clarke, Oconee, and Gwinnett counties which capped a three-month investigation into fencing and gambling operations. The Athens Banner-Herald has the story. Police say that convenience store owners and employees placed orders with criminals to steal certain items from homes, businesses, and vehicles. Authorities grew suspicious when…

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