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Texas Return Preparers Indicted in False Tax Return Scheme

A federal grand jury in Waco, Texas, has returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging two Texas tax return preparers with conspiracy to defraud the United States, aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and filing false personal income tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According ...

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The Biggest Audit in Human History … Really?

The first Defense Department-wide audit covered $2.7 trillion in assets and $2.6 trillion in liabilities for fiscal year 2018, making it most likely the largest known audit of an organization in history, the DOD comptroller said recently. Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist discusses the DOD budget during testimony on the fiscal year 2018 defense budget request before the Senate ...

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Kroger Shooting Suspect Charged with Federal Hate Crimes and Firearm Offenses

Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of two African-American patrons at a Kroger grocery store, and the attempted murder of a third, on Oct. 24 in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. The indictment was announced by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Assistant Attorney General ...

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Boston CBP Discovers Artfully Concealed Undeclared Currency

BOSTON. — On November 8, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at Logan International Airport discovered $4,900 in undeclared currency sewn inside an Indonesian national’s underwear. The female passenger arrived with her 63-year-old husband on a flight from Doha, Qatar. During a secondary examination the couple was asked to declare any currency and stated they had approximately $12,000. A ...

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Border Wall Contract Awarded in Arizona

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has awarded a contract to construct up to 32 miles of Primary Pedestrian Replacement Wall in Arizona, within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma and Tucson sectors. The project was funded with CBP’s Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations.  The contract for this project was awarded on November 13, ...

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