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 If you’ve ever heard someone “plead the Fifth” on a crime-related television show, you’re aware of the power of the Fifth Amendment. A key part of the United States Constitution, the Fifth Amendment protects Americans from self-incrimination, meaning that if you are arrested for a crime, you are under no obligation to reveal information …