A California man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison on charges related to embezzlement on July 18. The 64-year-old financial advisor had pleaded no contest to 25 counts of grand theft and money laundering. He reportedly embezzled almost $1 million.
A federal judge in California handed down a 15-year prison sentence on July 8 to a 48-year-old Colton man. The man, who is alleged to be a member of a Los Angeles criminal gang, was convicted on three felony firearm and drug charges following a bench trial in March that lasted for just one day. The custodial sentence will be followed by supervised release for a period of five years. The judge who passed sentence was also the judge who found the man guilty of possessing a gun while trafficking drugs, drug possession with the intent to distribute, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Probably no one enjoys paying taxes. Still, by every April 15th, many residents of the United States must tell the federal government how much they owe in taxes. As you likely know, the U.S. tax code is unbelievably complex. If you are not a tax expert, making a mistake may be less difficult than you may think.