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September 2017 Archives

Metairie business man disputes sales tax charges


Businesses that incur an average monthly sales tax liability in excess of $500 must file a return and pay sales taxes to the state every month. A Metairie business-person has learned that failure to make the required payments can lead to white collar criminal charges.

Three Louisiana men arrested on child pornography charges


Three male residents of South Louisiana have been arrested and charged with a variety of crimes involving child pornography. The arrests were the result of the cooperative efforts of the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation's cyber crime unit, the United States Department of Homeland Security and the various local Sheriff's offices. The three suspects all face a number of felony charges.

Tennessee's most-wanted criminal arrested in Louisiana


Louisiana and her neighboring states often cooperate in tracking and arresting persons wanted for serious crimes. A recent example of this cooperation occurred in New Orleans when police arrested a man for shoplifting, only to discover that he was one of Tennessee's 10 most-wanted criminals and was facing serious criminal charges in the Volunteer State.

Baton Rouge woman charged with bilking state out of $120,000


Income tax preparers are motivated by the drive to reduce their clients' tax bill by finding all deductions that can be lawfully claimed. Sometimes, this incentive becomes too powerful. A Baton Rouge woman has been arrested and is now accused of fraud because she allegedly crossed the line separating proper deductions from fraudulent deductions.