Convicted LA Businessman Can't Redo $512M Tax Fraud Trial

By Dylan Moroses (February 12, 2021, 1:45 PM EST) -- A Utah federal court rejected a Los Angeles businessman's requests for a new trial related to his involvement in a $512 million renewable-energy tax fraud scheme, finding the federal government's evidence sufficient to support the jury's guilty verdict.

The U.S. government's evidence against Lev Aslan Dermen was too substantial to justify a retrial, and the court rejected the motions for a new trial or acquittal of the charges that include fraud and money laundering, according to a Wednesday order issued by U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish.

Dermen was convicted last year in relation to a sprawling $512 million tax fraud in...

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