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North Carolina Doctor Convicted of Tax Crimes
August 28th, 2009
WASHINGTON – Rodney K. Justin, a medical doctor from Woodleaf, N.C., was convicted yesterday of obstructing the internal revenue laws and of failing to file tax returns for several years, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. After trial in Winston-Salem, N.C., a federal jury convicted Justin of four felony counts of corruptly obstructing the administration of the internal revenue laws by sending fake financial instruments called "Bills of Exchange" to the Secretary of the Treasury in Washington, D.C., in purported payment of over $350,000 in taxes. The jury also convicted Justin of willful failure to file...
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Former UBS banker given prison term
August 22nd, 2009
Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS private banker turned key informant, was on Friday sentenced to a tougher-than-expected 40 months in prison for helping wealthy American clients evade taxes.
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