INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AND ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TAX LAW FIRM LOCATED IN BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WE REPRESENTED A LONG-TIME EMPLOYEE OF A MAJOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION LOCATED IN ST. LOUIS. SHE WAS A TRUST OFFICER. THE TRUST OFFICER WITHDREW FUNDS FROM A DEPOSITOR’S ACCOUNT AND PLACE THE FUNDS IN HER OWN ACCOUNT WHICH SHE OPENED AT THE SAME FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. THE MONEY NEVER LEFT THE BANK. WHEN THE FRAUD WAS DISCOVERED, RESTITUTION BY THE TRUST OFFICER WAS MADE. THE BANK WAS MADE WHOLE. THE DEPOSITOR WAS MADE WHOLE. HOWEVER, THE CLIENT HAD SUBSTANTIAL UNREPORTED INCOME DURING THE YEAR OF EMBEZZLEMENT. SINCE THE MONIES WERE REPAID THE FOLLOWING YEAR, THERE WAS NO DEDUCTION OR OFFSET AVAILABLE TO THE CLIENT FOR TAX PURPOSES, METRO EAST, BELLEVILLE, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, LAW FIRM HANDLING TAX CASES AVAILABLE TO REPRESENT CLIENTS FROM EFFINGHAM, EFFINGHAM COUNTY, NEWTON, JASPER COUNTY, FLORA, CLAY COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
We represented and accountant in a criminal tax case involving several dentists in the Southern Illinois area. Pursuant to a scheme, payments were made by the dental practices to a dental lab. The problem was the dental law did not exist. The dentist and their accountant were investigated for criminal tax fraud. The dentists claimed that there were following the advice of their accountant. The accountant was charged with various felony counts, pled guilty to a single count and received a sentence of probation.