Former Atlanta CFO Charged With Fraud, Obstructing IRS Audit

Law360 (September 16, 2020, 3:38 PM EDT) -- A former chief financial officer for the city of Atlanta has been charged with tax crimes, theft from the government and illegal possession of machine guns, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

A former CFO for the city of Atlanta is accused by the U.S. Department of Justice of tax crimes and theft from the government. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) Former Atlanta CFO Jim Beard is accused by the DOJ of filing false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service and defrauding the city of thousands of dollars in a multiyear scheme to use its revenue for his own personal benefit,...

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