United States v. M.R. - TAX FRAUD
In this federal case, client was accused of tax fraud conspiracy encompassing millions of dollars. As part owner and manager of small franchises with several other co-defendants, client and the co-defendants did not report all of the cash earnings to the IRS over a period of years. When client sought the assistance of Harris & Carmichael, they were able to intervene on his behalf with the prosecutors at Department of Justice. After months of meetings and ceaseless advocacy on their client's behalf, they secured a fair plea deal to one count of aiding and assisting the filing of a false tax return. Furthermore, they were able to limit his monetary exposure to only what he should have reported on his individual tax returns - a huge victory. Going into sentencing, client faced a sentence of up to three years of imprisonment. After submitting materials to the court in advance, and presenting evidence at the sentencing hearing, Ms. Harris was able to secure a sentence for her client of only 90 days of incarceration, followed by 90 days of home confinement, and restitution.