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  • September 22, 2023

    Accountant, Atty Convicted In $1.3B Tax Case In Georgia

    A Georgia jury found two men guilty on Friday of conspiring to defraud the government by promoting a scheme that sold $1.3 billion in fraudulent tax deductions in connection with conservation easements, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • September 22, 2023

    Gold, Cash And A Car: Gov't Has Edge In 2nd Bribery Case

    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez previously dodged a corruption conviction when a federal bribery case against him ended in a hung jury six years ago, but former prosecutors say a new indictment unsealed Friday paints a much more serious picture for the New Jersey politician — and reveals alleged conduct that one attorney said "stinks to high heaven."

  • September 22, 2023

    Judge Calls Some Of Trump's Args 'Crazy' In NY Fraud Case

    A New York state judge on Friday pounded the bench as he expressed frustration with arguments made by Donald Trump's attorneys over what claims, if any, he can rule on ahead of trial in the massive fraud case against the former president, his sons and their business, calling some recurring arguments "literally crazy."

  • September 22, 2023

    IRS Mea Culpa Could Prompt Easement Program Revamp

    The IRS' admission of wrongdoing for covering up backdated evidence in a high-profile conservation easement case in Georgia could motivate the agency to revamp its oversight of the charitable tax deduction, which has been hotly contested in federal courts.

  • September 22, 2023

    Panel Rejects 'Absurd' Airbnb Arbitration Clause In Injury Suit

    An Illinois appellate panel on Friday rejected Airbnb's bid to arbitrate a lawsuit over injuries suffered by a man at a house booked through the short-term rental platform by his friend, saying an "absurd consequence" would result if the man was forced into arbitration just because he had an account on the website.

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