Costa Rica resident Larry Gandolfi, a former president of the Panama-based Harris Organization offshore criminal enterprise that collapsed in 2002 after being exposed by OffshoreAlert, is due to plead guilty to tax fraud tomorrow at federal court in Miami.
Former offshore financial services provider Marc Harris was sentenced today to 17 years in prison in the United States.Harris, 39, was also fined $20.32 million, and ordered to pay restitution of $6.58 million by Judge James Cohn, sitting at the
Offshore services provider Marc M. Harris, 38, was today found guilty of 16 counts of money laundering and tax evasion.A jury at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, in Fort Lauderdale, found him guilty of
There will be no verdict in the Marc Harris money laundering tax evasion trial until Monday, November 24 at the earliest.The jury retired to consider its verdict at 12.35 p.m. today and the judge allowed jurors to deliberate until well
A jury in Florida will retire tomorrow to determine the fate of offshore businessman Marc Harris.After five days of presenting several witnesses and mountains of documented evidence, the United States Government wrapped up its case against Harris at 3.48 pm
Police were called to the office of Marc Harris in Panama when a client turned up demanding access to his funds, a jury in Florida heard today.Despite their presence, Joseph Vigna testified that he would not leave the premises but
Despite late efforts to have charges against him thrown out, offshore businessman Marc Harris will go on trial for 30 counts of money laundering and tax evasion in Miami, Florida on November 10.Harris will be defended by Frank Rubino, a
Offshore asset protection specialist Marc Harris, who is in custody awaiting trial, has failed to have a 13-count tax evasion and money laundering indictment against him dismissed at federal court in Miami, Florida.On October 6, 2003, Judge James I. Cohn denied two motions by Harris to dismiss all or some of the 13 counts brought against him on May 6, 2003.
A Grand Jury in Miami returned a superseding indictment on September 30 against offshore provider Marc Harris, adding one count of conspiring to defraud the IRS and eight counts of tax evasion to the 13 counts of money laundering first brought against him in May. Harris faces a maximum penalty of 5 years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge and each tax evasion charge, up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 on each money laundering count and a maximum penalty of 3 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the false return charges, stated prosecutors.
Offshore businessman Marc Harris and his employees associates in Panama assumed bogus officer roles in a sham offshore company and produced phony invoices, false bills of lading and backdated documents as part of an elaborate scheme to help a client
The prospect of offshore financial services provider Marc Harris being charged with perjury to go along with 13 counts of money laundering was raised during his first court appearance in Miami today after being arrested and deported from Nicaragua yesterday. The clerk at Miami Magistrates Court reminded the prosecution of this option after drastically different accounts of Harris' occupation and finances were given during a hearing which lasted less than five minutes.
Marc Harris clients Tony Vigna and his son, Joseph, have been sentenced to prison terms of 24 months and 18 months, respectively, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida after previously pleading guilty to tax evasion.
Marc Harris clients Tony Vigna and his son, Joseph, have been sentenced to prison terms of 24 months and 18 months, respectively, at the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida after previously pleading guilty to tax evasion.
Harris Organization clients Tony and Joseph Vigna have each pleaded guilty to three criminal counts relating to tax evasion at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, in Miami, in an attempt to minimize their sentence, which is due to be handed down on May 25, 2001.
Former Marc Harris clients Tony Vigna and his son, Joseph, appear to be about to change their plea on money laundering and other criminal charges from not guilty to guilty in Miami.What is described on the court docket sheet as a 'Change of Plea Hearing' has been set for March 2, 2001 before Judge Daniel Hurley at the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Offshore Alert has uncovered another dubious investment fund being promoted by The Harris Organization financial services group of Panama. The objective of the Washington Pacific Investment Fund is "to achieve a rate of return of 100% per annum" by investing in "mortgage backed securities and liens", according to a prospectus.
Two more clients of The Harris Organization have been arrested in Panama and deported to their native United States to face trial on criminal charges. Anthony Vigna, 68, and his son, Joseph, 35, were arrested on November 9, 2000 as they left their homes in Panama and immediately flown to Miami, where they are being held in custody.
Marc M. Harris et Cie SA et al v. David Marchant et al: Final Judgment, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
Final Judgment, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in Marc M. Harris et Cie S.A., The Firm of Marc M. Harris, Inc. and Marc M. Harris Trust Company, Ltd. v. David E. Marchant and Offshore Business News & Research, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Less than a year after two clients pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking charges in California, a criminal indictment has been brought in Florida against two more clients of The Harris Organization of Panama. The indictment was filed against Aurelio Anthony Vigna and his son, Joseph R. Vigna, on December 17, 1998 at the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida.