11th Circ. Throws Book At Convicted 'Self-Help' Tax Fraudsters

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 6:48 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday refused to reverse the convictions of a married couple and eight co-defendants involved in a $50 million "self-help" tax shelter scam, upholding a lower court's collective 46-year federal prison sentence.

In upholding the trial court's convictions, the three-judge panel pointed to more than 360 fraud victims and a web of tangled offshore accounts, justifying the lengthy sentences.

“There is strong evidence here that each of these defendants knowingly joined a conspiracy to promote and market tax evasion schemes to third parties,” the...
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