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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

Los Angeles Potential Tax Fraud Audits Lawyers

If you have received notice that you are being audited by the IRS, it’s important to talk to a tax attorney right away. In most cases, all the IRS wants to do is determine whether you owe back taxes and then collect. But there are some situations in which the agency will investigate people because they believe criminal tax fraud has been committed. Once fraud charges are brought against you, there’s more than a 90 percent chance of being convicted.
There are multiple ways that you might have avoided paying your taxes. You might have failed to report every source of income you have, or you might have taken tax exemptions you shouldn’t have. In addition, even if you didn’t willingly commit tax fraud, an audit is still a stressful situation. Unless you have impeccable documentation ready, you might not have all of the records and receipts the IRS requires to clear your name.
The economy has seen multiple sudden downturns over the past few decades. Investors and employees alike have found themselves suddenly bereft of assets and income. For business owners and contractors, difficult economic times might mean choosing between paying your taxes and putting food on the table. A lot of people choose to spend their money on the more immediate problem and save the IRS for another day.
If you willingly failed to pay your fair share of taxes, you might be brought up on fraud charges. That even goes for cases in which you acted out of desperation due to unforeseen financial consequences. You need to talk to a lawyer about what potential consequences you might be facing. They will review your financial records and explain what you can do about the audit, what the stakes are for your particular case, and what options you have to reduce the potential for criminal and civil penalties.
When the economy goes through turbulent times, the IRS takes notice. They know that people usually choose to pay their bills above their taxes. Economic strain means that tax gaps become larger. These gaps are between the amount that individuals need to pay versus the amount they actually pay. In order to recover the lost revenue, the IRS will open more proceedings and audits with a greater number of individuals. They will use all of their available resources to gather evidence against you and seek the biggest tax penalty possible.
Tax evasion is a type of tax fraud that involves illegally underpaying your taxes as an individual, business, or estate. The most common means of committing tax evasion is to choose to omit parts of your income that you don’t want to pay taxes on. It’s also common for people to commit fraud by saying that their personal expenses were actually expenses for their business, which makes them tax deductible.
In addition, people might be audited or brought up on criminal charges if they don’t file a tax return despite knowing they owe taxes. If you have already paid all of your taxes or don’t earn an income, you’re not required to file a tax return. But returns and payments are both required for those who have back taxes due.
Whether an investigation is of the criminal or civil variety, there will be an audit involved. During the audit, the IRS will look at your bank statements, reported income, expense receipts, and other important financial information. They will also go over the requirements for any tax exemptions you claimed to make sure that you actually meet them. If they start civil proceedings and then discover that the individual willfully committed fraud, they might also begin building a criminal case.
Even civil consequences for tax fraud can be serious. You might need to pay a penalty of up to 75 percent of the taxes you still owe, plus interest. The IRS can go through your records for years and dredge up back taxes for decades. Civil fraud penalties don’t have any statute of limitations, and the government uses this to their advantage. With criminal situations, the limitation is five years.
If there is evidence that someone failed to report at least 25 percent of their income, the IRS can look at six prior years of tax returns instead of three. If there’s proof that the underpayment was willful, there is no longer any limitation on how far back the IRS can investigate.
You might have criminal charges filed against you up to six years after the alleged fraud occurred. For every count of tax evasion, you might face a prison sentence of up to five years. Every year of proven tax evasion is a new count. So if the IRS proves criminal tax evasion for three years, you could be looking at fifteen years in prison.
You may have the opportunity to reduce your charges to a single count of tax evasion in exchange for not going to trial. Your attorney will be able to advise you about whether this is the best course of action. Never give any statements or do any interviews without your attorney present to help guide you.

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I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

~Fonder Brandon

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It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

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After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

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