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Bricks Through Windows, Protection Tax Schemes, And Early Dismissal of Civil RICO Claims
  • Dickinson Wright
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

Toward the end of HBO’s legendary television series, The Sopranos, a classic racketeering scheme is presented. Two members of Tony Soprano’s crime

Tribunal Holds That Tax Department Did Not Meet Burden to Establish Fraud Penalties and That Taxpayer Is Entitled to Refund
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2017

The New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal found that an individual's guilty plea to "disorderly conduct" after being criminally charged for the repeated

Judge Dismisses $2.4 Billion False Claims Act Suit Brought Against Citigroup
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2017

A New York State Supreme Court Judge has dismissed a qui tam False Claims Act ("FCA") suit brought by Eric Rasmusen, an economics professor at Indiana

Anti-Bribery and Corruption Review - June 2017
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 31 2017

The spotlight on anti-bribery and corruption compliance programmes continues to intensify as a number of countries adopt measures designed to make it

Senators Reintroduce Truth in Settlements Act to Increase Transparency of Agency Settlements
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

On May 17, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) reintroduced a bipartisan bill entitled the Truth in Settlements Act of

Legislation, IRS Guidance to Protect Whistleblowers; NY Recovers Big in Whistleblower-Initiated Case
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of activity involving federal and state whistleblower programs, as indicated in the summaries below

Reading Tea Leaves: Justice Gorsuch And Criminal Tax Cases
  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

The legal commentariat seems to have settled on the view that newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will fill the seat left by the late

What Crimes Was Comey's FBI Investigating: Hacking, Campaign Violations, Taxes - or Even Treason?
  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • USA
  • May 16 2017

The headlines are bursting with speculation about President Trump’s seemingly sudden firing of FBI Director James B. Comey. The administration’s

Sometimes the Truth is Stranger than Fiction - Update
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 5 2017

Not quite a year ago, I wrote a blog post entitled Sometimes the Truth is Stranger than Fiction. There has been a recent development in the relevant

May 2017 International Trade Compliance Update
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, China
  • May 4 2017

The WTO announced that WTO members discussed the relationship between Trade Facilitation provisions in regional trade agreements (RTAs) and the WTO’s