Temecula, Murrieta and Hemet Tax Fraud Attorneys
As our readers may have heard, Teresa Giudice, the star of "The Real
Housewives of New Jersey" and her husband, Joe, were recently charged
with 39 counts of financial misconduct. Federal authorities allege that
for several years, the two inflated their income so that they could look
better on loan applications.
More relevant to this blog: Joe Giudice allegedly did not file tax returns
between 2004 and 2008, a period in which he may have earned as much as
$1 million. Alleged
tax fraud like that is a very serious offense indeed. If the Giudices are found
guilty, they could each spend as long as 50 years in prison. Joe, who
was born in Italy, might also be deported. Clearly, the possible ramifications
of this alleged financial misconduct are very great indeed. Authorities
do not take crimes like those the Giudices are accused of lightly, to
put it mildly.
We don't have much interest in this story because of the Giudices'
celebrity. What we're interested in here is the tax fraud angle.
As a criminal defense law office, we have helped individuals after an IRS
audit got them in trouble. Because of this, we know that many people who
face problems with tax authorities did not set out intending to do wrong.
In some cases, people erroneously think one little omission or fudged
figure won't make a difference. In others, people fully intend to
go back and set things right once their financial picture improves, but
that picture never does get better or authorities blow the whistle before
there is a chance to attempt to amend an earlier mistake.
What we are getting at is that not every instance of apparent tax problems
is the result of someone being greedy or hard-hearted. Because the Giudices
were rather...hot-tempered, shall we say, on "The Real Housewives,"
people seem to love to vilify them. We don't know them personally,
but we do think that they ought to be given a chance to defend themselves
before the court of public opinion delivers its verdict.
If you are facing tax crime allegations, it might be in your best interest
to retain a criminal defense attorney. A lawyer who regularly helps people
with tax matters will likely have the savvy, knowledge and familiarity
with tax laws and IRS procedure that you need to secure a just and fair outcome.
As you search for an attorney, make sure you communicate your goals very
clearly. That way, you and your chosen lawyer can work together in an
effort to reach the conclusion that you believe you deserve.
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