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  • Former Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Tax Evasion [and wife]

    07/23/2020 10:24:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    NPR ^ | July 23, 2020 2:15 AM ET | Scott Neuman Twitter
    Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the murder of George Floyd, has also been charged along with his wife with nine counts of felony tax evasion. The Washington County prosecutor's office announced Wednesday that Chauvin and his wife, Kellie May Chauvin, face charges of underreporting their joint income from 2014 through 2019 by $464,433, including more than $95,000 that Derek Chauvin earned from off-duty security work. "Revenue investigators initiated a review into the Chauvins in June 2020 for failure to timely file Minnesota individual income tax returns from 2016 to 2019 and fraudulently filing tax returns from...
  • Michael Avenatti is broke, can’t afford legal fees, lawyer claims

    07/19/2020 11:52:58 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 July 2020 | Lee Ross
    Michael Avenatti is broke and can’t pay his legal fees, the California attorney who has represented the discredited lawyer for more than a year claims. Dean Steward filed a motion in federal court Saturday detailing Avenatti’s financial woes and is now asking for taxpayer help to cover his costs. . . . The disgraced lawyer faces three-dozen counts of fraud, tax evasion and other alleged crimes. He was convicted in February of trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike and is also accused of bilking money from Stormy Daniels, his most famous client. Avenatti has yet to be sentenced...
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh reports to federal prison. What can she expect?

    06/27/2020 6:15:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/26/20 | Emily Opilo
    Four months after she was sentenced, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is due to report to prison Friday at an all-female facility in Alabama. Pugh, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and tax evasion in a self-dealing scheme involving her “Healthy Holly” children’s books, was en route Thursday to Alabama, according to her attorney Andrew White. The Democrat initially was scheduled to report in April, but won a delay that month as prison officials across the country tried to assess and contain the threat of the coronavirus. Justice Department officials limited the movement of inmates to minimize the spread...
  • Billionaire divorce uncovers secretive world of trusts in South Dakota

    05/06/2020 9:41:32 AM PDT · by NRx · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05-06-2020 | Robert Frank
    During their more than 30 years of marriage, Texas billionaire Ed and Marie Bosarge accumulated an unusual collection of treasures. They owned 12 homes, including five properties in Maine and a private island in the Bahamas. They had a 180-foot sailing yacht with its own grand piano. They bought a $5 million Egyptian mummy. Marie bought some of Marilyn Monroe’s personal effects, including her furniture, dresses and bras. “It was over the top,” Marie said of their lifestyle. Now, instead of living the high life, Marie Bosarge fears going under. When Ed filed for divorce in 2017, Marie discovered that...
  • Former Michigan Health Care Consultant Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Tax Evasion Used Faked Credentials to Obtain More than $1.4 Million, and Did Not Pay Taxes

    02/19/2020 9:33:27 AM PST · by ransomnote
    justice.gov ^ | February 18, 2020 | DOJ
    A former health care consultant pleaded guilty today to mail fraud and tax evasion relating to her scheme to be employed under false pretenses as a highly paid health care consultant, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.According to court documents and statements made in court, Sonja Emery, using several aliases including “Sonja Lee Robinson,” “Sonjalee Emery-Robinson,” and “Sonjalee Emery,” resided in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and California.  From 2011 through 2018, Emery falsely represented her professional status, educational background, and work experience to secure and maintain highly paid consulting...
  • Michigan Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion and Conspiring to Steal Reports From City Police Department

    02/19/2020 9:23:26 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 02/18/20 | DOJ
    A Metamora, Michigan, business owner pleaded guilty today to tax evasion and conspiring to steal from an organization receiving federal funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.According to court documents and statements made in court, Anthony Sereno co-owned and operated several businesses in Michigan, including USA Direct LLC (USA Direct), which advertised on behalf of health care providers and solicited individuals for medical and personal injury legal services. During 2013, Sereno diverted funds from USA Direct’s business account for his personal use, but did not include those funds on his...
  • Avenatti arrested by IRS agents during California Bar Association hearing

    01/15/2020 7:22:01 AM PST · by libstripper · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 14, 2020 | Louis Casiano
    LOS ANGELES – Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents Tuesday evening during a break in a disciplinary hearing in Los Angeles over allegations that the high-profile lawyer scammed a client out of $840,000. The arrest occurred around 6 p.m. outside the State Bar Court, where the State Bar of California has initiated proceedings against him. * * * Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, told Fox News that Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of violating his pre-trial release. * * * Avenatti was supposed to travel to New York...
  • The IRS Placed Lien On Hunter Biden For About $113,000 In Unpaid Taxes From Year He Served On Burisma Board

    12/30/2019 9:01:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 30th, 2019 | Andrew Kerr, Investigative Reporter
    The IRS placed a tax lien on Hunter Biden for $112,805 in unpaid taxes from 2015, according to records the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained. Biden served on the boards of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings and the Chinese private equity firm BHR Partners in 2015. Biden has been accused of refusing to provide basic information about his finances in an ongoing paternity case in Arkansas. The IRS placed a tax lien on Hunter Biden seeking $112,805 in unpaid taxes from 2015, according to records the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained. The federal agency issued the previously unreported...
  • Hunter Biden-linked company received $130M in special federal loans while Joe Biden was VP

    11/21/2019 11:39:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    An investment firm linked to Hunter Biden received over $130 million in federal bailout loans while his father Joe Biden was vice president and routed profits through a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands, according to federal banking and corporate records reviewed by the Washington Examiner. Financial experts said the offshore corporate structure could have been used to shield earnings from U.S. taxes. Rosemont Capital, an investment firm at the center of Hunter Biden’s much-scrutinized financial network, was one of the companies approved to participate in the 2009 federal loan program known as the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, or TALF....
  • Suspect in crash that killed father of five was facing deportation, driving without license

    08/08/2019 5:57:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | 8/8/2019 | Jacklyn Allen
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Eight months after he sought sanctuary from a Colorado Springs church to avoid deportation, Miguel Ramirez Valiente stands accused of careless driving with a revoked license in a crash that claimed the life of a father of five. Now, those who know Ramirez Valiente say he never should have been driving. "It took people saying, 'You need to say something about this to get that family help and justice,' and that’s when we made the call," said a close acquaintance of Ramirez Valiente, who asked to have her identity protected for her safety. "My heart broke...
  • Video: Trump on Omar "There's a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother."

    07/17/2019 2:57:35 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 160 replies
    President Donald Trump on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): “There's a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it. … I’m sure that somebody would be looking at that”
  • Confirmed: Birth Date of Ilhan Omar’s Brother-Husband on Wedding Certificate Matches School Records

    07/16/2019 3:49:09 PM PDT · by grundle · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 16, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    After several years of avoiding the subject — on Tuesday the Minneapolis Star-Tribune published a report on Ilhan Omar, her tax fraud crimes, her illegal use of campaign funds to cover travel costs and touched on her alleged marriage to her younger brother.
  • Clue On Website Belonging To Ilhan Omar’s Sister Adds To Evidence About Marriage History (trunc.)

    06/24/2019 6:09:21 AM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 23, 2019 | Luke Rosiak
    Rep. Ilhan Omar swore under oath in a 2017 divorce filing that she hadn’t seen her husband Ahmed N. Elmi in six years and didn’t know anyone who might be able to locate him — yet he appears to have designed a website for Omar’s sister this year, according to data hidden in the source code of that website. The Democratic Minnesota congresswoman swore that she had not been able to locate the man she married — who the Minneapolis Star Tribune says may or may not be her brother — since 2011. She swore she didn’t know the names...
  • OJ Simpson Is Now on Twitter, Says He’s ‘Got a Little Getting Even to Do’

    06/16/2019 3:31:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    KTLA ^ | June 15, 2019
    More than a year after his release from prison, OJ Simpson launched a new Twitter account Friday night with a selfie video in which he says he’s “got a little getting even to do.” “Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly. Coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything,” says Simpson, 71, while surrounded by greenery outdoors. He also asks people to follow his new official account, @TheRealOJ32. “It should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do,” the NFL Hall of Famer says with a...
  • REVEALED: Somali Rep Omar filed jointly BEFORE the marriage; she was legally married to another

    06/13/2019 8:02:29 AM PDT · by Liz · 48 replies
    dwww.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/12/19 | Amy Forliti
    <><> Omar misused campaign funds <><> She filed a joint return before being legally married, while legally married to another man <><> Her first marriage to Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi was without a certificate <><> She then married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, but the two divorced in their faith tradition without taking legal action until 2017 Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Omar and her husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015 - before they were actually married and while Omar was legally wed to another man. While some states allow for joint filing...
  • Ilhan Omar Refuses to Comment on Terrorist Recruitment in Her District

    06/11/2019 9:54:55 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/10/19 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) declined to address a report that found the highest level of terrorist group recruitment has taken place in her congressional district. According to a Fox News report from February, “More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.” The city of Minneapolis is located in Omar’s district. “FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS...
  • Ilhan Omar To Repay Thousands Amid Controversy Over Personal Tax Returns

    06/11/2019 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    WCCO (Minneapolis) ^ | 6/10/19 | Esme Murphy
    Rep. Ilhan Omar finds herself at the center of controversy about her personal tax returns. The Campaign Finance Board discovered she filed tax returns stating she was married to one man when, in fact, she was married to another. The revelation was a part of an investigation into allegations that Omar had misused campaign funds. Omar agreed to repay $3,500 and pay a $500 fine, but the controversy over her tax filings continues. When it comes to the issue of filing joint married tax returns with one man while legally married to another, the only statement the Minnesota congresswoman has...
  • Kenneth Copeland Acquires New Gulfstream V Jet, Seeks $19.5M for Upgrades and Maintenance

    01/23/2018 7:11:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Thanks to the support of his deep-pocketed partners, Texas-based televangelist Kenneth Copeland of Kenneth Copeland Ministries has acquired a new multimillion dollar Gulfstream V jet that he says will help him do the Lord's work and help him avoid having to contend with "demons" that travel on commercial airlines. Copeland's ministry announced last Friday the acquisition of the "debt free" jet, which hit the market with a $36 million price tag in 1998. The ultra-long-range business jet can accommodate up to four crew members and 14 passengers in an executive configuration, according to Gulfstream. It is unclear how much Copeland's...
  • Wild eyed televangelist Kenneth Copeland appears unhinged in interview he defends $760million

    06/03/2019 10:42:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 12:36 EDT, 1 June 2019 | Updated: 03:19 EDT, 3 June 2019 | Staff
    Kenneth Copeland defends using three private jets in an Inside Edition interview In 2016 he called flying commercial getting in 'a long tube with demons' The 82-year-old claims he wasn't talking about the people on planes But he said watching someone get dragged off a plane made him want to punch He asked: 'Do you think that's a good environment for a preacher to be?' and said: 'I can't be doing that when I'm getting ready to preach!' Flying commercial meant 'he could no longer do what I was called to do' and hinted a risk he may lose his...
  • Wild eyed televangelist Kenneth Copeland appears unhinged in interview where he defends his $760...

    06/01/2019 4:28:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 153 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 1, 2019 | DM REPORTER
    FULL TITLE: Wild eyed televangelist Kenneth Copeland appears unhinged in interview where he defends his $760million fortune and says he needs to use THREE private jets because 'demonic environment on commercial flights are not good for a preacher' Televangelist Kenneth Copeland has appeared in a bizarre interview where he defends using three private jets to travel the world after previously claiming he didn't want to fly commercial with 'demons'. The 82-year-old's chat with Inside Edition features him angrily pointing and staring the interviewer in one of the instances where he flares up after being confronted about his lavish lifestyle. But...