"The team has nailed tax preparers who falsify returns, restaurateurs who fail to turn over sales taxes, and individuals who substantially understate income or inflate deductions.
They have seen fraud in every tax category: sales, income, property, franchise and business license.
Before the unit was established, Braman said, the District was viewed as an "easy target" for tax cheats. Now its targets are paying big civil fines and serving jail time." [Let's hope they go after vacant property owners as well.--Ed.]
by Michael Neibauer
July 13, 2007