Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating Nationwide Tax Fraud Scheme

Tampa, Florida - A Georgia man pled guilty Friday to conspiring to defraud the United States by promoting a nationwide tax fraud scheme to more than 200 participants in at least 19 states. He also pleaded guilty to helping others prepare and file false tax returns for individuals recruited to the scheme.

Federal Court Finds Tax Shelter Promoter Liable for Over $8 Million in Penalties for Timeshare Donation Scheme

Billings, Montana - On Dec. 16, following a bench trial in May 2021, a federal court in the District of Montana ruled that James Tarpey, a Montana-based attorney, is liable for approximately $8,465,000 in penalties for promoting a tax shelter involving improper deductions for donating timeshares.

Justice Department and CFPB Put Landlords and Mortgage Servicers on Notice About Servicemembers’ and Veterans’ Rights

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two joint letters Monday regarding important legal housing protections for military families. One letter was sent to landlords and other housing providers regarding protections for military tenants. A second letter was sent to mortgage servicers regarding military borrowers who have already exited or will be exiting COVID-19 mortgage forbearance programs in the coming weeks and months.

Holiday Precautions Urged as COVID-19, Omicron Cases Spike Up

San Diego, California - An increasing number of COVID-19 cases, more upcoming holiday celebrations and the growing spread of the Omicron variant are prompting County health officials to urge San Diegans to do their part to keep the coronavirus spread from increasing even more.

Vaccination: Your Best Shot against the Flu

San Diego, California - The number of influenza cases in the San Diego region continues to increase, week after week.

San Diego County Closures for Christmas Day Holiday

San Diego, California - All public San Diego County offices, including family resource centers, library branches and animal shelters, will be closed on Friday, December 24 for Christmas.