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What Happens in a Federal Criminal Case?

May 27, 2022
Page Pate explains what happens in a federal criminal case Attorney Page Pate explains what happens when someone has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal case. Page walks through the usual steps, discussing the timing and procedures, and helps explain what to expect when facing a federal criminal indictment. If you or someone […]

Offshore Bank Accounts Targeted in Federal Tax Fraud Investigations

May 5, 2013
The Department of Justice announced on Monday that a federal district court in California had authorized service of a “John Doe summons” aimed at uncovering information about offshore Caribbean holdings of U.S. taxpayers suspected of evading or underpaying federal taxes. The DOJ’s investigation is one part of a much larger push by the government in […]

Recent Federal Tax Fraud Prosecutions in Georgia

February 11, 2013
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 […]

Federal Money Seizures Based on Alleged “Structuring” Violations are Unfair to Most Small Businesses

June 3, 2012
Yet another update – The IRS is sending letters to people who had bank accounts seized and money taken under the old policy suggesting they now submit new petitions requesting remission or mitigation. We have seen these letters and it’s a way people can get some of their money back. Call us if you received […]

Athens Georgia criminal gambling and fencing cases may go federal

May 19, 2009
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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