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CPA Charged With Embezzling Funds – Accounting Malpractice

A New Orleans CPA has been charged with embezzling $1.8 million from a client. Federal prosecutors charged Paul Gardner, age 57, with a single count of wire fraud. A CPA for 30 years, Gardner allegedly began his criminal career in 2010 after being hired by a local oil company to do bookkeeping and payroll work. [...]

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Christmas Wishes and the Look Ahead

Christmas in Manhattan! After a busy week meeting with whistleblowers, prosecutors and other lawyers, today is a day to relax and reflect and New York City is the perfect place. Although the battle against fraud never stops, as individuals we all should pause to reflect on the blessings of the past year and think about [...]

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Lawyer Sued Over Ponzi Scheme

A group of investors sued Texas attorney Gregory Jones in connection with a failed mining venture that they claim was nothing more than a Ponzi scheme. The investors say they hired Jones before investing in two mining companies, Edwards Exploration and Edwards Operating LLC. The group sought Jones’ help in evaluating their potential investment. According [...]

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FBAR Reporting and Accounting Malpractice

Back in January, we posted a piece directed at practitioners – accountants and enrolled agents – on their FBAR reporting responsibilities. Since that post, we continue to hear from taxpayers who claim their preparer failed to file FBARs and failed to report their foreign accounts. When the IRS assesses huge penalties, the taxpayer’s first stop is usually [...]

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Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Those were spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King and are the theme for today’s Thankgiving message. We try to blog everyday. Holidays are no exception. A few minutes ago I was poised to write a story on a new Ponzi scheme in Florida. Unfortunately, by tomorrow several [...]

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New Legal and Accounting Malpractice Legal Website

New Legal and Accounting  Malpractice website launched and we are pretty excited. There are very few law firms specializing in legal malpractice and until now, we never heard of any involving accounting malpractice. Sure, some law firms will accept the occasional case against a CPA but it is usually ancillary to their main practice. This [...]

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Two Lawyers of Failed Firm Receive $16 Million? – Virtual Law Post

[Ed. Note: The following post is reprinted from our sister blog, Guerilla Law Firm Blog.  The behavior of some "BigLaw" firms is so outrageous that it warrants reprinting. If anyone wonders why rates are so high at big law firms, read this post and you may begin to understand.] Two Lawyers of Failed Firm Receive [...]

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Israeli Tax Cop Indicted for Fraud, Theft

We normally don’t write stories about corrupt cops. But when the cop is a lead investigator in the Israeli Tax Authority and the Israeli Police, we take notice. When we learn that he allegedly targeted the victims of cases he was assigned, we really take notice. The Times of Israel reported earlier this summer that [...]

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Stoel Rives Hit With Legal Malpractice Verdict

Jurors in Park City, Utah found prominent West Coast law firm Stoel Rives guilty of legal malpractice in a botched real estate development deal. The firm must now pay their former client $12.8 million in damages. The suit also named one of the firm’s top real estate and construction law partners, Thomas Ellison. According to [...]

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Weil, Gotshal Kicks 170 To Curb

[Ed. Note: This post was originally printed on our sister blog, Guerilla Law Firm Blog where we post stories about the practice of law and the future of the legal profession.] When my mother was still alive and living in a skilled care facility I would try to visit often. Because we were 2000 miles [...]

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