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Lawyer accused of not paying federal income tax for 5 years

A former Whitehall prosecutor, Lumumba Toure McCord, has been recently indicted on charged that state that he failed to file federal tax returns or pay federal income tax for the past five years.

A federal grand jury indicted MCord, also known as Toure McCord, this week on five charges of his failure to file tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The indictment stated that McCord, age 41, of 851 Kenwick Rd. D, made approximately $355,000 in gross income from the years between 2006 and 2010.

McCord was formerly the chief prosecutor for Whitehall in 2000 until he was fired that June after he was arrested on two charges of interfering with custody plans for this 2 year old son. The jury had found McCord not guilty of the charges; however, he was not reinstated to his job in Whitehall for reasons that were not presented to the public, although it is most likely because of the two charges for his interference of custody plans that he had with his son.

McCord has worked as defense attorney for a lengthy 10 years, and has represented quite a number of defendants, especially those in high-profile cases in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Agents from the Internal Revenue Service have investigated McCord on the tax charges that are going against him. So far, there has not been a set date for McCord’s first appearance in a federal court.


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Posted by Taxmaster - July 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm

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Former Chicago Bears player pleads guilty to Federal tax charges

A former Chicago Bears player named Chris Zorich pleaded guilty to federal tax charges, as he admitted to the judge that he did not file his taxes as he was supposed to, on time.

Zorich, 43, faces four misdemeanor counts of not filing his federal income tax returns from the period of 2006 to 2009. During that time, he supposedly had made over $1 million, which included income from a charity that he had started himself.

The judge of the trial for Zorich asked him if he knew that it was wrong to not file the tax returns. Zorich responded that he knew that it was indeed a wrong act to commit, but he didn’t provide any reason as to why he went along with it anyway. Zorich’s attorney had stated that Zorich was very much looking forward to putting the case far behind him, and moving on.

Zorich is a Chicago native and played on the 1988 Notre Dame team that won the national championship. He also had played for the Chicago Bears from 1991 to 1996, ending his career with the Washington Redskins back in 1997.

The former Chicago Bears NFL player is looking at a payment of $71,000 in back taxes as a part of his plea agreement with the judge. His sentencing will be done on July 12. Each count for Zorich carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison, and also a $100,000 fine.





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Posted by Taxmaster - June 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm

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Comptroller applicant withdraws more than $34,000 federal tax lien

There is one city comptroller in Grand Rapids that is withdrawing from consideration following a MLive inquire about a federal tax lien for his property.

The comptroller applicant named Mark Pospiech disclosed delinquent city income taxes on his application. Supposedly, he also owns $34,813 in federal income tax for 2009-2011, according to a tax lien that was filed in November of 2012 with the Kent County register of deeds.

Jerry Czaja, the county’s chief deputy register, says that it looks pretty clear that Pospiech didn’t pay his 1040 tax. When a person doesn’t pay their 1040 tax, the federal government will file a lien in the office, and the lien will become attached to any interest they have in any property. Currently, it doesn’t seem like a discharge will be recorded to release the lien.

Pospiech was one of the three applicants for the position of comptroller that was vacated when Donijo DeJonge stepped down from the position in December. He responded to MLive calls about the talked about lien with a written statement that he is going to withdraw from consideration of the comptroller position.

Pospiech said that throughout the application and interview process for the comptroller position, he said that the focus of the Press was more on his situation, eclipsing his abilities for the position. He believes that there are a variety of factors that have led to his current tax issues, but those factors are personal, and shouldn’t be drawn out by public opinion.



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Posted by Taxmaster - June 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

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