Patricia Hough, according to her lawyers, is an altruistic psychiatrist who helped her husband build two Caribbean medical schools. To prosecutors, she is a tax cheat who used offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes on millions of dollars from the schools’ sale.
The U.S. Justice Department has lost almost 30 percent of its tax prosecutors in the past month, slowing a U.S. crackdown on offshore banks that enabled tax evasion, according to four people familiar with the matter.
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.
Raoul Weil, the former head of UBS AG’s global wealth management business accused of conspiring to help Americans evade taxes, may help U.S. prosecutors rather than go to trial, according to lawyers following the case.