Tax evasion

FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino arrives at the "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" premiere in Los Angeles. Sorrentino is seeking probation when he’s sentenced Friday on tax charges, while prosecutors want a sentence of 14 months. Sorrentino pleaded guilty in January to concealing his income in 2011 by making cash deposits that wouldn't trigger federal reporting requirements. He and his brother were charged in 2014 with multiple tax offenses related to nearly $9 million in income. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2018 - 1:45 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Situation should trade in his muscle shirts for a prison jumpsuit or avoid serving time altogether, according to dueling pre-sentencing submissions in the "Jersey Shore" actor's federal tax case. Attorneys for the star, whose real name is Michael Sorrentino, argue he should...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Fan Bingbing poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Chinese media said on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, tax authorities ordered X-Men star Fan to pay taxes and fines worth hundreds of millions of yuan but would spare her from criminal prosecution. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
October 03, 2018 - 8:16 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tax authorities have ordered "X-Men" star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million, ending speculation over the fate of one of the country's highest-profile entertainers three months after she disappeared from public view. Of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, a portrait of President Donald Trump's father Fred Trump, and three un-signed Executive orders are seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 02, 2018 - 7:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud. The 15,000-word Times report contradicts Trump's portrayal of himself as a self-made...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Fan Bingbing poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Chinese media said on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, tax authorities ordered X-Men star Fan to pay taxes and fines worth hundreds of millions of yuan but would spare her from criminal prosecution. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 23, 2018 - 9:43 pm
BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague...
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Herve Falciani, left, leaves the national court after an extradition hearing in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. A former HSBC employee convicted of economic espionage in Switzerland is resisting extradition from Spain, arguing that his massive data leak from the bank's Geneva subsidiary led to dozens of judicial tax evasion probes worldwide. (AP Photo/Aritz Parra)
September 18, 2018 - 8:39 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Tuesday rejected a request to extradite a former HSBC employee to serve a five-year prison sentence in Switzerland, where he was convicted for leaking a massive trove of bank data that led to tax evasion probes worldwide. The ruling was the second time Spain's...
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Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, second left, arrives at the High Court for a hearing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Shafee, a top lawyer for former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged in court with receiving 9.5 million ringgit ($2.3 million) from Najib believed to have come from billions laundered from a state investment fund. (AP Photo)
September 13, 2018 - 7:54 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A top lawyer for former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Thursday with receiving 9.5 million ringgit ($2.3 million) in ill-gotten wealth from his client, who is himself accused of money laundering and corruption. Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was arrested...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, attorney Lanny Davis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his K Street office in Washington. Cohen’s lawyer is walking back his assertions that his client could tell a special prosecutor that Trump had prior knowledge of a meeting with a Russian lawyer to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Davis said Monday, Aug. 27, he “should been much clearer that I could not confirm the story.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 27, 2018 - 7:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They're the ultimate insiders, but the lawyers speaking publicly on behalf of President Donald Trump and his longtime "fixer"-turned-foe Michael Cohen have been fumbling the facts of late. Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, spent recent days walking back his bombshell assertions that his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, via Twitter, Cohen praised himself for providing “critical information” in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
August 23, 2018 - 11:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is looking to open a criminal investigation into whether Michael Cohen violated state tax law, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday. Attorney General Barbara Underwood has requested a criminal referral from the state...
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This courtroom sketch shows Paul Manafort listening to U.S. District court Judge T.S. Ellis III at federal court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury could not agree on. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 12:04 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a...
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Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves Federal court, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in New York. Cohen has pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 21, 2018 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a financial fraud probe involving Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 6:25 p.m. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer says criminal charges against Michael Cohen don't include the assertion he made in court that Trump directed him...
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