Swiss and New York Lawyers Face Tax Fraud Charges For Hiding Millions From IRS in Offshore Accounts

tax-fraud-lawfuel – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Kathryn Keneally, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and Richard Weber, the Chief of Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), announced the indictment today of EDGAR PALTZER, (pictured) a partner at a Swiss law firm (the “Swiss Law Firm”) and a registered attorney in the State of New York, and STEFAN BUCK, the head of private banking and a member of the executive committee at a bank headquartered in Switzerland (“Swiss Bank No. 1”).  PALTZER and BUCK are each charged with one count of conspiring with U.S. taxpayer-clients and others to hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts from the IRS and to evade U.S. taxes on the income earned in those accounts.

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