9th Circ. Upholds Vegas Businessman's Tax Fraud Conviction

Law360, New York (December 5, 2013, 10:52 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday affirmed the conviction and lengthy prison sentence of a Las Vegas businessman who attempted to avoid paying payroll and income taxes by paying his employees' wages in gold and silver coins, finding he had been given enough notice that the pay scheme was illegal.

The appeals court denied Robert Kahre's bid to overturn his 2009 tax fraud conviction and 15 year-prison sentence, and also backed the convictions of his sister Lori A. Kahre and business consultant Alexander C. Loglia.

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