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“Real Housewives” Star Heads to Prison for Mail Fraud Conviction

Mail Fraud, Tax Fraud Land “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Star in Prison After being convicted on mail fraud, tax fraud, and other fraud charges in a New Jersey state court, a former star of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” has reported to federal prison. Teresa Giudice, a cast member of Bravo’s hugely popular reality television show, reported to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut around 3 AM on Monday, January 5th. She and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice pleaded guilty to several fraud charges, including mail fraud and tax fraud, … [Read more...]

ZeekRewards Founder Indicted on Federal Charges for Ponzi Scheme

ZeekRewards Founder Faces Federal Charges in North Carolina for Ponzi Scheme The president and founder of ZeekRewards, a penny exchange website, has been indicted by a grand jury in North Carolina for several federal charges, including wire fraud, mail fraud, and tax fraud, for creating the internet Ponzi scheme. Paul Burks, 67, is a resident of Lexington, NC. On Friday, October 24th, a federal grand jury indicted Burks on charges of wire and mail fraud conspiracy, wire and mail fraud, and tax fraud conspiracy. According to the federal … [Read more...]

“The Situation” and Brother Plead Not Guilty to Tax Fraud Charges

Reality Star “The Situation” and Brother Plead Not Guilty to Tax Fraud Charges Michael Sorrentino, famous under the moniker “The Situation” on MTV’s popular reality show “Jersey Shore,” and his brother Marc Sorretino, pleaded not guilty to tax fraud charges and conspiracy – serious federal charges – on Wednesday, September 24th. The brothers were indicted on federal charges for allegedly failing to pay income taxes on $8.9 million earned through The Situation’s promotional activities. “Jersey Shore” ran from 2009 to 2012, and showcased … [Read more...]

“Real Housewives” Couple Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Other Charges

Couple from “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Pleads Guilty Mail Fraud, Tax Fraud Husband and wife Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, cast members from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday, March 4th, to charges including bankruptcy fraud and mail fraud. Teresa faces up to 27 months in prison, while her husband Joe faces up to 46 months in prison, for the federal charges. Last year, the couple pleaded not guilty to a laundry list of federal charges including bank fraud, wire fraud, and bankruptcy … [Read more...]

Columbia Man Sentenced for False Tax Returns for Bloods Gang

SC Man Sent to Prison for Preparing and Filing False Tax Returns for the Bloods A Columbia, SC man was sentenced on Tuesday, April 16th, in federal court for preparing and filing false tax returns for the South Carolina branch of the Bloods gang. Daion Ali Bowers, 27, received $1.2 million in fraudulent tax returns, which he filed from a home computer and distributed to the gang through pre-paid credit cards, or split the money with those who provided personal information. Bowers is not a member of the Bloods, nor is he an accountant. … [Read more...]

Is the IRS After You?

South Carolina IRS Tax Lawyers Aggressive IRS Criminal Tax Fraud Defense Signs An Indictment for Criminal Tax Fraud is Looming: The IRS Revenue Officer who has been pressing you for payment suddenly disappears and won't return your phone calls. This is not necessarily a stroke of good luck. Instead, he may be back at the office writing up a referral to his friends in the Criminal Investigation Division. The IRS Revenue Agent who has been auditing your tax returnsdisappears for days or weeks. Again, this isn't cause for celebration. … [Read more...]

Fake Medicaid Claims Cost Healthcare Company Over $150 Million

Maxim Healthcare has suffered a multimillion dollar deficit in fines, penalties and reimbursements for their involvement in medical aid fraud. Richard West, a New Jersey Vietnam veteran, helped spur this fraudulent discovery when he noticed his Medicaid benefits were maxed out in 2004, according to the New York Post. After further review of his personal records he later learned that his healthcare provider, Maxim Healthcare, had been billing the government for care he never received. Enraged with the company for trying to make money off … [Read more...]