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"Judge" Rizzo et ux plead guilty
Internal Administrator
Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011
Joined: 10/12/2010
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Posted: 6/13/2004 9:38:49 PM

By: Sooltauq

Guilty pleas are probably in exchange for the good judge's agreement to testify against IGP'ers Dan Andersen, Lorenzo LaMantia, fugitive-from-justice Dave Struckman, and others . . .
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SELLERS OF BOGUS TAX ADVICE PROGRAM
PLEAD GUILTY TO TAX CHARGES

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two Arizona residents pled guilty today to charges
they
failed to report income earned from a widely marketed tax seminar
program,
Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division Eileen J. O'Connor, U.S.

Attorney for the District of Arizona Paul K. Charlton and Internal
Revenue
Service Criminal Investigation Chief Nancy J. Jardini announced.

John J. Rizzo and wife Carol A. Rizzo pled guilty to felony charges of
conspiracy and to charges of willfully failing to file their income tax
return. Rizzo also pled guilty to felony charges of willfully aiding and

assisting in the preparation of a false income tax return and perjury
before
the grand jury.

"Unscrupulous tax scam promoters aggressively market a variety of
fanciful
schemes purporting to eliminate tax liability," said Assistant Attorney
General O'Connor. "People who promote or participate in such schemes are

risking serious civil penalties, and when appropriate, criminal
prosecution."

The defendants admitted, in their plea agreements that from 1999 to
2001,
Mr. Rizzo was a prominent vendor with the Institute of Global Prosperity

(IGP). At seminars hosted by IGP, Mr. Rizzo promoted the Millennium 2000

Reliance Defense Program (M2K) package to thousands of people at
offshore
seminars and resulted in more than $4 million in sales. At an earlier
court
hearing, as reflected in a videotape made available to the court, Mr.
Rizzo
appeared at these seminars wearing judicial robes and portrayed himself
as a
judge and an expert on tax law.

The Rizzos also admitted Mr. Rizzo sold each M2K package for
approximately
$2,300.00. Additionally, they admitted they provided materials and
documentation that purported to prove, among other things, that one
could
lawfully stop filing income tax returns and cease having income taxes
withheld from personal wages based upon the long-rejected notion that
the
Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution had not been legally ratified.

They further admitted they concealed the income earned from the sales of
M2K
packages during the period 1999 through 2002, by using a variety of
dishonest and deceitful means, including the use of offshore bank
accounts
and third-party merchant accounts to conduct credit card sales. The
Rizzos
have been in pre-trial detention for the past ten (10) months.

In December 2003, Cheryl Cully, a co-defendant in the case, pled guilty
to a
felony charge of obstruction of justice and a charge of willfully
failing to
file her 2001 income tax return. Ms. Cully faces maximum potential
sentences
totaling six (6) years' imprisonment, fines totaling $500,000 and
liability
for the costs of prosecution. Ms. Cully is scheduled to be sentenced
before
Judge Silver on March 29, 2004.

"The IRS continues to aggressively enforce tax laws in order to ensure a

strong American economy and that all taxpayers pay their taxes," said
Nancy
Jardini. "These defendants used a myriad of arguments and abusive
financial
arrangements to evade taxes. In this case, unlawful offshore banking
used
for the purpose of evading the payment of taxes has been unmasked by the

financial investigative efforts of IRS special agents."

Rizzo faces a maximum potential sentence of fourteen years in prison,
ten
years of supervised release, fines totaling $1,000,000, as well as
liability
for the costs of prosecution. Mrs. Rizzo faces a maximum potential
sentence
of six years in prison, fines totaling $500,000 and liability for the
costs
of prosecution. Judge Roslyn O. Silver of the U.S. District Court for
the
District of Arizona has scheduled sentencing for September 27, 2004.

Assistant Attorney General O'Connor thanked Tax Division trial attorneys

Edward Groves, Larry Wszalek and Mark Odulio for prosecuting the case.
She
also thanked the special agents of the Internal Revenue Service whose
assistance was essential to the successful investigation and prosecution
of
the case.

More information about the Justice Department's Tax Division can be
found at
.


Anonymous
Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

Posted: 6/14/2004 7:08:52 AM

By: paul

Carol Rizzo knows something of the Imperial issue she was incontact with numerous investors by email for 6 months prior to the recent legal action .she was personally aquainted with the ex chairman of Imperial your own your very own Bill Godley!
lets hope she can assist with the current investigation of the sfo.


 

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