Fraud Friday: Testing positive for COVID-19 in prison - Spidell

Fraud Friday: Testing positive for COVID-19 in prison


A man serving a 70-month sentence for tax fraud has been released into home confinement for the duration of his sentence after testing positive for COVID-19 in prison. Mr. Zukerman pulled out all the stops to avoid paying tax on a $110 million asset sale: lying to his accountant, providing false documents which caused his household employees and family members to file incorrect returns, and making false statements to the IRS. Mr. Zukerman still has a year left of his sentence, but considering his age and health issues, the court agreed to home confinement for the duration. (U.S. v. Zukerman (April 3, 2020) U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. New York, Case No. 16 Cr. 194 (AT))

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