In the Blogs: Four Strippers and a Priest …


Highlights of some of our favorite tax-related blogs from the past week.

  • Due Diligence: In this week’s round up: “TD Banker May Be Liable in Rothstein Ponzi Scheme Case”; “Have an Account at RMB (Rand Merchant Bank)?”; “Accountants’ Worst Nightmare”; “FATCA and Swiss Bankers – Will the Swiss Continue to Cheat?”; “Tax Evasion or ‘Abuse of Sick Man’ ”; “Tobacco Tax Evasion”; “Huge Win in Bank of America Whistleblower Case”; “DEA Uses Tax Evasion Charge to Arrest Alleged Drug Kingpin”; “NY Rabbi Convicted of Tax Evasion”; and (our favorite headline of the week) “4 Strippers and a Priest Walk Into the SEC.”
  • Tax Girl: Only a Matter of Time Dept.: “Guilty Plea in One of the Largest, Longest Running Tax Fraud Schemes Ever” looks at the 29-year-old lady who pleaded “I sure did!” for her part in a scheme to steal nearly $65 million in bogus tax refunds (Accounting Today). We have to admire the scope and tenacity even as we’re suddenly happy with how we spent our 29th year. Also, Spanish tax authorities move forward with the evasion case of soccer star Lionel Messi.

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