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IRS Criminal Tax Investigations

Maryland Criminal Tax Lawyer – IRS Criminal Tax Investigations

Thorn Law Group is committed to advising and defending individuals and businesses that are being investigated by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (CI).  Our firm represents individual taxpayers, small and mid-size companies, business owners, and other entities in Maryland and across the nation who have been targeted for criminal investigation.   We are a skilled and passionate team of tax law attorneys focused on developing the most advantageous defense strategies for our clients.

About the IRS Criminal Investigation Division

The IRS Criminal Investigation Division (CI) is charged with the responsibility of investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and other related financial crimes, including money laundering and certain Bank Secrecy Act violations.  With nearly 3,500 employees worldwide, including approximately 2,500 expertly trained financial investigators known as CI Special Agents, the CI’s conviction rate is one of the highest in federal law enforcement.  The CI special agents use specialized forensic technology along with wiretaps, search warrants, undercover operations and other law enforcement techniques to uncover crimes that threaten the U.S. tax system, including:

  • General Tax Fraud
  • Refund Fraud
  • Identity Theft-Related Crimes
  • Abusive Return Preparers
  • Questionable/Fraudulent Refunds
  • Abusive Domestic and Offshore Tax Schemes
  • Frivolous Filers/Non-Filers
  • Employment Tax Fraud
  • Financial Institution Fraud
  • Public Corruption
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Gaming
  • Insurance and Healthcare Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Narcotics-Related Financial Crimes

Individuals and businesses convicted of these types of crimes face harsh fines and penalties along with the possibility of substantial prison sentences (up to five years in prison for each count). 

IRS Criminal Investigations Call for Experienced Legal Representation

Thorn Law Group’s attorneys have extensive experience representing taxpayers under investigation by the IRS CI Division.  We combine a deep understanding of the tax laws with our keen awareness of banking and financial industry practices to develop powerful defense strategies for our clients.  Whether your case involves allegations of general tax fraud, an offshore investment scheme, conspiracy, or any other tax or financial-related crime, our attorneys are prepared to vigorously represent you throughout the entire criminal investigation process.  Our lawyers will carefully monitor the investigation and help you cooperate with IRS investigators to the extent required by law.  We will also assert all available legal defenses and constitutional privileges, including the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. 

Thorn Law Group Can Handle Your CI Investigation

By the time the taxpayer becomes aware of a CI investigation, the investigation has often already been underway for months, if not years.  Therefore, if you suspect or know that you are being targeted for an IRS criminal investigation, you need to contact an experienced criminal tax lawyer immediately. 

The attorneys at Thorn Law Group are well known throughout the Maryland region, across the U.S. and around the globe for providing skilled representation in complex and sensitive tax law matters.  Our firm represents individual taxpayers and businesses in criminal and civil matters before the IRS, the U.S. Department of Justice, and federal and state courts nationwide.   If you need legal representation in connection with a CI investigation or have questions involving a tax law matter, contact the legal professionals in our Maryland satellite office today by calling 240-235-5096 or emailing Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of the Thorn Law Group, at ket@thornlawgroup.com.


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