Tag Archives: IRS

Court finds that tax evasion convictions show moral turpitude

After veterinarian John Cottingham pled guilty to two felony charges relating to failure to pay payroll taxes, he faced professional disciplinary charges from the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Examiners. The board’s charges included a reprimand and fine, among other penalties. Cottingham appealed the discipline, saying that the board had exceeded its authority. Cottingham had … Read More

Four IRS employees will be interviewed in a Congress probe

IRS employees John Shafer, Gary Muthert, Liz Hofacre and Joseph Herr will all be interviewed by Congressional investigators as a part of the probe. One employee, Holly Paz, has already been questioned. It has not yet been determined who, exactly, was targeting groups with “Tea Party” or “patriot” in their names. This is what the … Read More

Tax Preparer Accused of $1M in IRS Fraud

A tax preparer from Lemon Grove was arrested Monday in Arizona on suspicion of carrying out a scheme to steal Social Security numbers, file false tax returns and defraud the Internal Revenue Service, authorities reported. IRS agents took Cynthia Lozano, 31, into custody in Phoenix, where she will make her first appearance in federal court on … Read More