A Michigan attorney and owner of Legal Genius, P.L.L.C. managed to defraud the IRS, embezzle funds, and steal police department traffic crash reports in order to solicit crash victims for personal injury lawyers, chiropractors, and other healthcare and business professionals. Not only did the owner of Legal Genius evade taxes by depositing business payments into his personal account, he also paid workers with checks made payable to “cash” to assist those individuals with their own tax evasion. Matthew Schwartz, the legal genius, plead guilty this month; he faces a maximum of five years in prison on each count and a $250,000 fine for each conspiracy offense, along with restitution and other monetary penalties.
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