Tax Crimes

Al Capone: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Listen Al Capone, the American gangster who was convicted of tax evasion, was one of the most notorious mob figures of the twentieth century. He was a captivating figure who infatuated the American public. Ever since his death, Capone’s personality and character have been used in fiction — both on camera and on the stage — as …
Criminal Tax Liabilities & Sentencing Part III: The Pre-sentence Investigation Report
Listen In this podcast, I discuss the pre-sentence investigation report. Below is a quick and dirty outline: After conviction and prior to sentencing, a probation officer will interview the def. and prepare a PSR. In the PSR, the probation officer will: Calculate the defendant’s offense level and criminal history category, State the resulting sentencing range …
Fifth Amendment Privilege: The Balance Between Progress and Taxpayer Protection
Listen I wish to graciously acknowledge the work of Valerie Vlasenko, Esq. from the law firm of Agostino & Associates, P.C. whose keen insight and innovative thinking as reflected in her article entitled, “Fifth Amendment Privilege in Tax: How to Keep the Case Moving While Protecting the Taxpayer,” has proven invaluable. Her guidance offers a …