Tax Talks: Representing Taxpayers from Eggshell Audit to Criminal Investigation

January 15, 2014

Tax Talks

The Taxation Practice attorneys of Taylor English Duma LLP invite you to join us for a conversation. This program is the second seminar in a series hosted for tax attorneys and accountants to address timely topics and promote discussion.

How the Justice Department, Tax Division, selects taxpayers for prosecution for tax crimes remains a mystery for many practitioners. But, it need not be. Our panelists, two retired Special Agents of the Criminal Division of the Internal Revenue Service, and Taylor English attorney Vivian Hoard, have more than 60 years of combined experience either prosecuting or defending taxpayers accused of tax crimes. Together our panelists will discuss the facts and circumstances that elevate a taxpayer's profile and make them a likely candidate for prosecution. Conversely they can ease your mind when it comes to some of your more problematic clients.

Featured Speakers

William C. Salinski


Financial Investigation Consultants, LLC

Mr. Salinski worked complex tax investigations for over twenty-four years in the Atlanta Field Office. These investigations included analysis of complex financial records, coordination and execution of sensitive witness interviews and accurate report writing. Mr. Salinski also worked on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) for 10 years. During this time, Mr. Salinski used tax and money laundering investigative techniques to assist the United States Attorney's Office and other agencies in the prosecution of drug trafficking offenses.

Since retiring as a Special Agent in March 2012, Mr. Salinski has provided forensic accounting, financial investigation and litigation support services on a number of matters including tax fraud, investment fraud, corporate fraud, and embezzlement allegations.

Jerry Culver

Financial Crimes Consultant, Madison Associates, Inc.

Owner, Forensic Financial Investigations, Inc.

As a Financial Crimes Consultant, Jerry Culver assists the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations in their investigations of various criminal activities. He assists the FDA Special Agents by identifying and documenting assets acquired by the subjects of their investigations from the proceeds of their illegal activities. He also assists and advises on the charging of specific money laundering violations and financial crimes. Mr. Culver is also the owner of Forensic Financial Investigations, Inc. and served for 28 years as a Special Agent (Criminal Investigator) for the IRS U.S. Treasury Department.

Q&A Leader

Vivian D. Hoard

Taxation Attorney, Taylor English

Vivian Hoard limits her practice to civil and criminal tax controversy and tax litigation. Her clients include small businesses and their owners, publicly traded companies, professional athletes, and entertainers.

Ms. Hoard consults with accounting firms during audits to help them and their clients understand their procedural options for resolving the dispute.

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