On March 22 the United State Supreme Court decided that a Buffalo New York business owner, Carlo Marinello, should not have been convicted of obstruction of an Internal Revenue investigation, for failure to document some transactions and destruction of financial records. The majority opinion said that in the future, prosecutors will need to prove that defendants knew that their conduct would “corruptly interfere” with the IRS enforcement efforts .
Here are links to Scotusblog’s resources including the opinion and dissent and a story from the defendant’s home town paper.
Social Law Resources on Federal Tax Litigation include:
Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1134500
Federal Tax Procedures for Attorneys, 2nd Edition http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1141743
Representing the Audited Taxpayer Before the IRS http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1127292