Tax Fraud Results in 22 Years and $181 Million

Frank L. Amodeo has serious criminal tax problems. The U.S. Department of Justice announced that he has been convicted in one of the biggest employment tax fraud cases in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) history. The penalties for these criminal tax charges exceed 22 years and he will be required to pay a judgment of $181 million dollars.

Amodeo collected federal withholding taxes through his numerous payroll tax companies, and then knowingly neglected to forward this tax money to the IRS. Consequently, he was charged and convicted with five felonies: willful tax evasion (totaling $181 million); obstructing an agency proceeding (by intentionally defrauding the IRS in their attempt to collect payroll tax); and conspiring to commit wire fraud, to obstruct an agency investigation, and to impede the IRS. Amodeo was forced to surrender more than $1 million cash, three homes, several luxury automobiles, commercial real estate, a Lear Jet, and his corporations in attempt to fulfill his outstanding tax debt.

While this may have been one of the larger tax fraud cases on record, people have gone to jail for tax evasion for much smaller cases.

If you have any tax problems, including potential tax fraud or payroll tax problems, contact the tax controversy lawyers at Brager Tax Law Group, A P.C.

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