DOJ Sues Chuhak Atty For $16M Tax Scams Involving Athletes

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice hit prominent Chicago tax attorney Gary J. Stern with a lawsuit Friday, demanding an Illinois district court put a stop to his $16 million in alleged tax scams involving high net worth professional athletes, entrepreneurs and attorneys.

The DOJ's complaint claimed Stern was the mastermind of several schemes dating back to 2005 that involved tax credits for fuel from nonconventional sources, or FNS, ensnaring big names in NFL football like Pro Bowl wide receiver Terrell Owens, ex-Ravens star Ray Lewis and...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. Stern

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

870(Tax Suit: Taxes)


Honorable Robert W. Gettleman

Date Filed

November 1, 2013

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