IRS Criminal Division

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    SoCal Architect of Massive IRS Tax Fraud Game Wins Huge Prison Trip

    Southern California tax cheat Arturo S. Ruiz told clients he'd figured out a way to successfully manipulate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) out of nearly $200 million, but his criminal enterprise landed him guilty of 42 federal charges and a guideline recommended punishment of a whopping 2,580 mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    UPDATED: Federal Prosecutor Booted From Controversial Organized-Crime Case

    A U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor--who aggressively pursued a Los Angeles-based, Armenian organized-crime investigation with tentacles in Orange County but ran afoul of a federal magistrate--has been booted from the case. Though exceptionally rare inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Ex-Orange County Sheriff Lt. Bill Hunt Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

    Former Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) Lt. Bill Hunt, who was targeted for harassment and career sabotage in 2006 by then-Sheriff Mike Carona and his goons, has won a litigation settlement of nearly $1.96 million, according to county records.Hunt--who served the city of San Clemente as its ... More >>

  • News

    April 11, 2013

    A Question of Identity

    Which accused LA crime figure is a friend of a friend of ex-Los Angeles DA Steve Cooley?

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Dirty Ex-Sheriff Mike Carona Loses Bid For Prison Sentence Reduction

    Two years into his 66-month prison sentence, ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona hoped this week that a federal judge would reduce his punishment in the aftermath of a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving bribery and honest service corruption cases.But today inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    OC Conservatives Have Something to Cheer!

    On Monday, Orange County conservative activists lost the fight to block liberal law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky from becoming the first UC Irvine law school dean. But this morning must feel better. The United States Attorney's Office based in Los Angeles announced that it has won a guilty plea from Wi ... More >>