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High-profile figures build their defense in Theranos case

The upcoming trial of Elizabeth Holmes on fraud charges has turned into one of the most closely watched and hotly anticipated white collar crime cases of our time, a year before arguments are set to begin. The founder of science startup Theranos Inc., Holmes and former Theranos president Ramesh Balwani are accused of defrauding investors, falsifying test results and more.

Federal tax fraud versus federal tax negligence

The Internal Revenue Service estimates that about 17% of taxpayers do not fully comply with the tax code. Yet the IRS only prosecutes a very small percentage of taxpayers, and less than 1% per year are convicted. Most people know that the IRS can be very aggressive about pursuing those it believes to be underpaying taxes, so how can this be? The answer is that the IRS recognizes a difference between income tax fraud and income tax negligence.

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