Chicago Atty Barred From Tax Work Over $16M Scheme

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 5:20 PM EST) -- A Chicago attorney who allegedly helped professional athletes and wealthy attorneys fraudulently claim $16 million in tax credits has been barred from representing or advising clients on tax matters and preparing tax returns for individuals outside his family, according to a court document released Thursday.

Gary J. Stern voluntarily submitted to a permanent injunction that also bars him from organizing, promoting or advising any entity that is meant to help individuals evade their federal income taxes. The injunction agreement comes after the U.S. Department of Justice...
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