Monday, February 11, 2008
DOJ's Increased Use of Injunctive Relief to Avoid Tax Crimes
Ellen Podgor (Stetson) of our sister White Collar Crime Prof Blog praises the DOJ's increased use of injunctive relief against fraudulent tax return preparers and tax-fraud promoters:
One has to applaud the tax division for trying to stop criminal conduct prior to it occurring. The use of a civil remedy to avoid criminality should also be applauded. As opposed to waiting for a crime to occur and then have to spend tax dollars on the prosecution, the DOJ is using injunctive relief to promote compliance with the law.