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“Most people who commit tax fraud go through their entire lives without anything happening. They don’t audited, they don’t get caught, they don’t get prosecuted,” she said. “But if they get prosecuted, they get convicted.”
Of the 665 cases that were referred for prosecution in 2021, about 90% resulted in a conviction, the IRS data shows.
They can be hashed out in civil court, with fines and penalties, rather than with criminal charges. Trump ally Roger Stone, for example, faced a lawsuit from the Justice Department over nearly $2 million in income tax in 2021. It was settled the following year.
Cases against celebrities and other high-profile people can also generate attention that helps convince other people to file their taxes on time, Moran said.
An October poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 35% of U.S. adults believe Joe Biden personally has done something illegal concerning the business dealings of his son. An additional 33% say the president acted unethically but did not violate the law. Just 30% say Joe Biden did nothing wrong.
Hunter Biden was indicted on three felonies and six misdemeanors, including filing a false return and tax evasion felonies, as well as misdemeanor failure to file and failure to pay. Hunter Biden, 53, could receive a maximum of 17 years in prison.
Video below is where I heard about this:
(Taxes, Firearms, Drugs, Information in Memoir)Hunter Biden Indicted on Felony Tax Charges, Comer Says DOJ Still Protecting 'The Big Guy' [8:59 | Dec 08 23 | Jessica Burbank/Spencer Brown | The Hill]