Saturday, December 1, 2007

Anti-Tax Advocate Charged With Evasion

An anti-tax advocate hid millions in income for himself and clients through an elaborate web of shell companies, federal prosecutors charged Wednesday in an 11-defendant indictment.

Bernard J. Bagdis, 58, a lawyer and tax preparer, was arrested after a six-year investigation that netted two doctors, an engineer, several executives and an older woman with a small cleaning service.

At one point, Bagdis agreed to help an undercover Internal Revenue Service agent hide $100,000 in cash so that it would not be taxed, officials said. Continue->

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