Federal tax prosecutors toil in obscurity.
There is only four places where someone can have experience as a federal tax prosecutor.
1. Is if you worked for the Criminal Enforcement Section of the Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington D.C.
2. Is if you worked in a Tax Section within the Criminal Division of a U.S. Attorney’s Office, i.e., the Southern District of New York (or as an AUSA within the criminal division of a U.S. Attorney’s Office and you primarily handled tax cases).
3. Is if you worked in the Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles after 2000.
4. Is if you worked in the Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco.
Very few tax attorneys in California can tout they were federal tax prosecutors. Many practitioners who tout, perhaps inadvertently, give the impression that they handled criminal tax cases, when in fact, there experience at the US Attorney’s Office was during a time when the Tax Division was not designated to handle any criminal cases whatsoever. Although experience in civil tax and bankruptcy tax is valuable it is not the same as federal tax prosecution experience.
If you are looking for a criminal tax defense attorney as well as civil tax attorney who has former IRS experience, please feel free to contact the Wilson Tax Law Group at (949) 397-2292.