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White Collar Defense – Trial Victory - Federal Bribery Charges
This client came to us after having been indicted for allegedly bribing a federal official (an IRS agent during an audit). The IRS had actually run a “sting operation” on the client -- he was caught on video paying tens of thousands of dollars to the IRS agent to allegedly have his tax case “go away.” For the government, this appeared to be a slam-dunk case.
This individual had been through several attorneys; all of them wanted him to plea, so he fired all of them. He was determined not to go to jail, not just because he felt coerced by the IRS agent during the audit but because as a medical doctor he would lose his license and therefore his livelihood if he went to jail, which would have happened if he had pled guilty.
The client came to Wilson Tax Law Group because of our reputation and experience working at the IRS and as former federal tax prosecutors. Our attorneys jumped in one month before trial, which is a very short fuse to work with in any matter, much less one with such dire consequences.
After a week-long jury trial, the Wilson Tax Law Group was able to achieve a hung jury through a series of legal strategies, an excellent result for the client, especially considering the circumstances and that we took on the case only a few months prior to the trial date.
Honors & Awards:
Wilson Tax Law Group selected to list of "Top 20 Boutique Law Firms in California"
Wilson Tax Law Group APLC, has been named to the list of “Top Boutiques in California 2016,” as chosen by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. Only 20 law firms in all of California were selected for the honor.
“We are honored to have been selected as one of the top boutique firms in California,” said Joseph P. Wilson, managing shareholder. “This recognition reflects the faith that our clients have put in us and the excellent results that our attorneys have achieved in both complex and day-to-day tax controversy matters.”
Boutique firms are those that specialize in a niche area of law, such as tax, litigation, appellate, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, immigration, intellectual property, and labor and employment. The Daily Journal honor is one of the most coveted in the state by any boutique firm. California has over 225,000 attorneys. Literally thousands of California firms fit in the “boutique” category, making selection for this list a highly prized honor.
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International Tax Compliance - FBAR & Offshore Voluntary Disclosures (OVDP and Streamline)
A primary focus of Wilson Tax Law Group is offshore voluntary disclosure and tax compliance. The U.S. government and its international partners are aggressively pursuing individuals and entities that have income or assets outside the U.S. who have not disclosed and reported these assets or paid U.S. taxes from these assets.
Failure to properly disclose foreign income, foreign financial accounts, or foreign assets can result in significant civil and criminal penalties. Individuals or entities who have previously underreported or failed to disclose foreign source income and/or have unreported foreign bank accounts or other assets may be eligible to participate in the Internal Revenue Service Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP” formerly known as “OVDI”) or Streamline Filing Compliance Procedures.
Whether an individual or entity should participate in the offshore disclosure program depends on the individual facts and circumstances. If you have undisclosed foreign income, undisclosed foreign accounts, or undisclosed foreign assets, it is extremely important that you retain the services of an experienced tax attorney who regularly practices in this area of law and who will protect your rights, safeguard your interests, and work proactively with the Internal Revenue Service, the US Department of Justice, the US Attorney’s Office and state taxing agencies.
Wilson Tax Law Group can help you get into compliance with the Internal Revenue Service and minimize or work to eliminate your exposure to any offshore penalties and other problems. For further information on this complex area of law,see our website.
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