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The Panama Papers: U.S. Accountant Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Client’s Improper Filings

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A U.S. accountant pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit tax evasion and to defraud the United States in the second U.S. criminal conviction to arise out of the Panama Papers data leak.  The charges against the accountant-defendant included counts for wire and tax fraud, money laundering, failing to file FBARs, aggravated identity theft and other charges.  The guilty …

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The Panama Papers: The First U.S. Conviction for Tax Fraud

In Criminal, FBAR, Panama Papers, Tax Fraud, White Collar by Jason B. FreemanLeave a Comment

A former U.S. resident became the first U.S. taxpayer to plead guilty to criminal tax charges arising out of the Panama Papers data leak.  The Indictment charged Harald Joachim von der Goltz and three others, including a U.S. tax professional, with conspiracy to commit tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering, and willful failure to file an FBAR, as well as …