President Barack Obama plans to choose a new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service this week as the first congressional hearings begin into the agency’s selective scrutiny of small-government groups, according to an administration official.
The friend of the former KPMG LLP partner in Los Angeles who allegedly provided him with insider information about the auditor’s clients agreed to plead guilty and to pay about $1.3 million in illegal profits, the U.S. said.
Lauryn N. Hill, the Grammy-winning singer who admitted failing to pay three years of income tax, was granted an adjournment of her sentencing so that she can make a criminal restitution payment of $504,000.
A 79-year-old widow who pleaded guilty in the largest individual case since a U.S. crackdown on offshore tax evasion began received less than a minute of probation from a judge who scolded prosecutors.
Bryan Shaw, a trader who said he received insider tips from fired KPMG LLP partner Scott London, apologized and said he’s been cooperating with the Justice Department and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ex-KPMG LLP partner Scott London, who led the firm’s audit practice in Los Angeles, was charged with passing inside tips about Herbalife Ltd. and Skechers USA Inc. in exchange for cash, jewelry and concert tickets.
A former UBS AG client pleaded guilty to using Swiss bank accounts to hide more than $43 million from the Internal Revenue Service in the largest individual offshore tax evasion case since a U.S. crackdown began in 2008.