New York (Aug. 24, 2004) -- Two former Internal Revenue Service lawyers have been suspended indefinitely from practice before the agency and had their law licenses suspended as the result of a complaint related to a federal court ruling that they defrauded the courts so that the IRS could win 1,300 tax shelter cases.

Attorneys Kenneth W. McWade and William A. Sims were each suspended indefinitely from practice before the IRS. The Oregon Supreme Court this month suspended McWade for two years, while the Arkansas Supreme Court in March suspended Sims' law license for one year.

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