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April 2016 Archives

What are the penalties for false tax return statements?

According to the Internal Revenue Service, voluntarily filing a tax return containing false statements is a felony. If you are charged with this offense, you could face up to $250,000 in fines (the fines are raised to $500,000 for businesses). Furthermore, you could face a prison sentence of up to three years in addition to costly fines. As a result, it is crucial for you to carefully review your case and understand all of your options if you have been accused of filing a tax return containing false statements in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or anywhere else in the U.S.

Taking a look at the federal penalties for embezzlement

From shoplifting to tax fraud, Americans are charged with a wide variety of financial crimes each year and some of them face harsh penalties. However, the consequences of being charged with embezzlement are often especially challenging for people in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and around the nation. For anyone who has been accused of embezzlement and is facing federal charges, understanding the penalties is very important.

Can commercial buildings be inspected for wildlife violations?

According to the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, enforcement officers are able to inspect commercial buildings if they believe wildlife violations have occurred. If you are like many business owners in Minnesota, fish and wild game are an important part of business. However, there are a wide variety of regulations that some business owners are unaware of, while others are falsely accused of a violation that never took place. Whether your business operates in a rural town or the busy city of Minneapolis, it is important to understand your rights and legal options if you are ever accused of a wildlife violation.

Understanding the penalties for identity theft

From steep fines to time behind bars and a damaged reputation, you may face harsh penalties if you are accused of identity theft. In Minneapolis, and across Minnesota, identity theft charges have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. At Joseph S. Friedberg Chartered, our team is only too aware that life may never be the same for you if you ever find yourself in this position.

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