Is tax fraud a common charge against taxpayers?
Friday, September 26, 2014

Is tax fraud a common charge against taxpayers?

Filing a false return can lead to serious trouble. Perhaps the most infamous example is the tax evasion charges that federal authorities brought against Al Capone. However, one-time celebrity and former “Jersey Shore” star Mike Sorrentino provides a recent example.

Both Mike, sometimes referred to as Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and his older brother have been indicted on criminal tax charges. In fact, one of the charges alleges a tax fraud conspiracy. If convicted, the brothers could face a prison sentence of up to three years and a fine of $250,000. Mike could also face additional penalties if convicted for failing to file the 2011 return.

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