The Treasury Department is cracking down on money laundering. The agency is investigating New York luxury real estate purchases made in cash through shell companies. The effort is not a new one. However, according to a recent report by The New York Times, the examination was recently expanded.
Medicaid fraud is, essentially, the illegal practice of seeking payment from the Medicaid system. The Obama Administration aimed to reduce Medicaid fraud throughout the country. Although a noble goal, there are concerns that the methods used could result in false allegations of fraudulent practices by medical professionals.
Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) likely falls within the top three when making a list of things you would like to avoid. Unfortunately, 2,400 citizens of the United States will probably soon find agents of the IRS knocking on their door as a result of the Panama Paper fiasco.
During the 1970s and 1980s, U.S. politicians at the federal and state level took action to pass harsh drug laws that called for mandatory minimum sentences for even minor offenses. In the years that followed, incarceration rates throughout the U.S. skyrocketed leading to the widespread overcrowding of prisons and jails and billions of dollars in increased government and tax spending.