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Federal officers suspect person of criminal tax violations

Paying taxes on one's income is everyone's responsibility across the country, and it is an individual's responsibility to ensure they are filing their tax returns correctly and on time. When Atlanta residents fail to do so, it is possible they are suspected of tax evasion, a criminal offense whereby people use illegal methods to avoid reporting their income. Tax evasion is a crime whether a business owner neglected to mention a day's pay or a millionaire used an offshore bank account to squirrel away money. Tax evasion can include filing a false tax return, submitting false documents or fraudulent returns.

A medical office was raided this week in Atlanta on suspicion of forgery relating to tax issues. Federal law enforcement officers began entering the offices early in the morning, according to the Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. She claimed they were in the offices executing a search warrant, but remained tight-lipped about the rest of the details. The spokesperson for the United States Attorney stated that they were investigating an employee at the medical office for allegedly forging an IRS document.

Man accused of embezzling from Road Atlanta

Allegations of a criminal nature can affect not only the accused's reputation, but also their personal relationships and their current job. Even if the allegations relate to white-collar crimes, non-violent crimes committed for financial reasons, they can still significantly impact someone's life. This is especially true if the accusations become public as people often rush to judgment without all the facts.

A former employee of Road Atlanta may be facing these problems as he finds himself accused of 164 counts of transaction card fraud and two counts of felony theft by deception. Even though the exact nature of the allegations is unclear, he faces charges of embezzling more than $120,000 between 2010 and 2012 from the auto racing facility he worked. Though he was arrested earlier last month, he was released from jail on bond.

University employee investigated in possible embezzlement scheme

In Atlanta, an embezzlement scheme can result in severe penalties if the individual committing the act is caught. There are many different ways for a person to commit embezzlement. The simple act of making an unlawful gain, no matter how trivial it might appear, can lead to charges. A person may believe that his or her act is innocuous, but it could still be deemed as an embezzlement scheme and result in an arrest.

An employee at a collegiate athletics department is being investigated to determine whether he was using an embezzlement scheme to accrue benefits for himself and a personal business. The man directs the broadcasting and media department of the school and an investigation is underway to see if he was embezzling money from the school to fund his private business between February of 2010 and last month. The school conducted an audit and discovered activity that it believed to be suspicious. The man might have been billing privately for school sporting events and interviews of fellow employees. He has been an employee at the school for 12 years.

Man extradited to US for role in alleged fraud scheme

The federal justice system is a quick one, and once a grand jury indicts a defendant, the trial takes place in a matter of months. Atlanta residents facing federal charges should take them seriously and keep in mind the time frame they have to prepare their case. Where time is of the essence, and it usually is in these matters, Atlanta residents may want to consider consulting an experienced attorney.

An attorney can help determine the best way to move the case forward, since they are familiar with both the law and the criminal justice system. One way a defendant can plead is not guilty and contest the charges against him. A foreign national has done just that when he was extradited to Atlanta for his role in an alleged computer fraud scheme.

Assistant hotel manager suspected of embezzlement

Hotels in Atlanta handle a lot of money as guests check in and out every day. Usually, a person in a management position is entrusted with the money until it can be brought to a secure location. Unfortunately, when the money goes missing, the manager is often the one blamed.

A 38-year-old woman was arrested recently in Georgia for allegedly embezzling around $80,000 from the hotel chain where she was working as an assistant general manager.

Atlanta reality star delays trial to review fraud charges

Fans of reality television may have heard that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida is facing bank fraud and identity theft charges. These criminal charges are serious ones that often carry harsh penalties including jail time and hefty fines. If the reality star is convicted of these charges, he may end up being convicted for a lengthy amount of time. Charges such as these not only need an aggressive defense to fight off, but also the recognition that strategizing may be the best way to go.

Nida's legal team may have recognized the importance of defense strategy, as the reality star filed paperwork with the court to delay his court date a month. The court accepted his motion, even though their interests are generally in having a quick trial. The court stated that in this specific situation, though, justice is better served by granting the motion, as it will give the parties involved time to discuss the accusations.

Federal investigation launched into Georgia hospital

It takes years for companies to cement their reputation in their respective markets and this image can be ruined in a matter of seconds if they get accused of committing federal crimes. A healthcare company that has been trying to improve its image after it reached a settlement when it was accused of fraud in 2006 finds itself embroiled once again in a federal investigation.

The recent investigation claims that four hospitals, including one in Georgia, made improper payments in exchange for patient referrals. According to the investigation, the money was in return for providing labor and delivery services to women. In addition to this, it has been alleged that the hospitals also billed Medicaid for reimbursements related to the procedures.

Former religious leader facing multiple federal fraud charges

The former leader of a Hindu temple in Georgia that is now defunct is facing multiple federal fraud charges for allegedly using the temple to further his alleged fraudulent schemes. The federal fraud charges follow accusations that the former leader cheated his followers. According to authorities, fees were charged for spiritual services provided by the former leader. After a credit card number had been obtained by the former leader, authorities allege the former leader when then make additional, unauthorized, charges to the credit card. Finally, the former leader would then submit alleged bogus documentation to support the charges when the allegedly unauthorized charges were challenged.

The former leader is also charged with filing a false income tax return and bankruptcy fraud. The alleged bankruptcy fraud involved diverting funds into an account with a different name in order to conceal those assets from creditors. Additionally, the former founder is facing charges of money laundering for allegedly diverting the funds from the bankruptcy fraud to make mortgage payments on properties he owned, as well as to make payments to himself. He is also facing obstruction charges related to the federal grand jury investigation and bankruptcy proceeding.

Former University of Georgia student faces multiple fraud charges

Sometimes, one mistake leads to another and before Atlanta residents realize what is happening, they find themselves embroiled in criminal proceedings. However, they must remain calm and remember that they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and preparing an aggressive defense may in some cases help them get the charges dropped.

Accusations are just that -- accusations. Nothing is concrete until proven in a court of law. A former student of the University of Georgia may want to keep that in mind as there are 61 felony warrants for identity fraud and financial transaction card fraud in his name.

Atlanta convict faces fraud charges

Accusations of fraud, whether securities, mortgage or tax fraud, should be taken seriously-if an Atlanta resident is found guilty of fraud charges, they might find themselves facing severe penalties. At the heart of all fraud charges is the belief that the accused has misrepresented himself/herself to someone with the intention to deceive them in order to gain something of value, usually money or property.

A Georgia convict was charged with 10 counts of scheme to defraud/impersonate a police officer along with his suspected girlfriend, who was charged with scheme to defraud. The 38-year-old man is already serving a 20-year sentence for various unrelated crimes.

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