Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Shadow Brokers: the brutal bargain

The snows are fled away, leaves on the shaws And grasses in the mead renew their birth, The river to the river-bed withdraws, And altered is the fashion of the earth. Horace, “Diffugere nives” (Odes, ... read more

What’s It Like To Spend The Night In Elsinore?

Even when you’re not Hamlet, it can be a little … intense. It started here: “I won a contest hosted by Airbnb, where entrants were invited to explain why they wanted to spend the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death at Kronborg Castle — better known to the English-speaking world as Elsinore.”

Shakespeare’s Colleagues Go Digital For His Birthday

In honor of Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday (and, perhaps, 401st death day), the Folger has opened a treasure trove: “a Digital Anthology of Early English Drama, which makes original scripts and visual images from 40 plays available to anyone with Internet access.”

Good news, everyone! Although it might have seemed like it, the Trump administration isn’t planning to ignore white-collar crime at this time. “Our aim is to motivate companies and individuals voluntarily to comply with the law,” says Trevor McFadden, a deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department. That’ll work well. [Reuters]

Jack Townsend, Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Counts Against Tax Shelter Lawyer. “I will cut and paste Judge Rakoff’s discussion about § 7212(a) which I think offers good review for tax crimes lawyers.”

Leslie Book, Arrests Made in IRS Scam Call Center Probe; Dark Web a Home for Stolen Tax Information (Procedurally Taxing). ” Last week Accounting Today in Tax refunds are selling cheap on the Dark Web discusses how there is a fully active market for sales of individuals’ W-2s.”

Peter Reilly,Amazon’s Fight With IRS – At Least It Gives People Work. “The Tax Court, showing no consideration for tax bloggers who have returns to prepare, finally released its decision in Amazon’s long battle with the IRS on March 23.”

Story image for tax ato from dailytelegraph.com.au

Guilty man “has integrity”: mayor

An Australian Taxation Office investigation found Cr Etmekdjian, who is an ... The publication of the sentence by the ATO r

Citizenship changes revealed: Fluent English, four years of residency, Australian values

Sally Yates has been invited to testify before the House Intelligence Committee. [Politico]

A Republican lawmaker wants to rename the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau to the “Consumer Law Enforcement Agency.” Along with the name change, a leadership change is being recommended. Rep. Jeb Hensarlin of Texas has proposed that the agency remain with a single-director structure, but that the president be able to say two of his most favorite words at any time, at will: “You’re fired!” [National Law Journal]

“The people of Alabama who cherish the rule of law are not going to miss the Ayatollah of Alabama.” Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s suspension has been upheld by the state’s Court of the Judiciary. As a result, Moore will remain under suspension without pay for the rest of his term, effectively ending his career on the bench as he will be unable to run for reelection again due to his age. [ABA Journal]

Is the truth even relevant anymore? [Law and More]