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The goal of this e-newsletter is to provide you critical, inside information that will help you "follow the money" in business disputes, divorce cases, fraud cases, estate matters, corporate embezzlement and to prevail when defending an IRS criminal case. We will do this by sharing the knowledge we have from our 25+ years of experience as an IRS Special Agent and 15 years as a private investigator / forensic accountant. 

We take special care to ensure the information we provide you in "The Beacon" is the latest and most current information available. In this edition, we share about how Dell, Inc. got satisfaction through our forensic accounting work, and how International travelers owing IRS over $50,000 must beware.

We want to write about topics that will assist you in prevailing with criminal or civil cases whether IRS cases or divorce cases. Please e-mail us your topics of interest to Thebeacon@sageinvestigations.com 
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Edmond J. Martin
Principal, Chief Investigator
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Texas Certified Investigator (TCI)
Dell, Inc. Gets Satisfaction Through Forensic Accounting   

Large corporations can be victims of unscrupulous employees that identify internal system weaknesses.
On April 1, 2015, an expert witness report was rendered by Sage Investigations, LLC of Austin, Texas in the civil matter, Cause No. 13-0107-C368 -Dell Inc., Dell USA, L.P. and Dell Products, L.P. vs. Kelly B. Nunn, Randall D. Taylor, and Bryan D. Wallace in Williamson County, Texas.The matter involved a vendor fraud conspiracy committed by a Dell employee and his two friends who ran companies that provided computer-aided design (CAD) contract services for Dell. The investigation took months of coordinating with law firms, reviewing and analyzing corporate records, the operations, and the deposition testimony for the period 2009 through 2012. The investigation focused on the payment of fees by Dell through its vendor payment system.
The results of the expert witness report required nine hours of deposition regarding the findings and conclusions. Further discussion was had between the attorneys on both sides and two of the defendants settled with Dell. The third defendant, Kelly Burton Nunn, the former Dell employee, prepared for trial. In January 2017, after expert testimony in the District Court of Williamson County, Texas, the court ruled and awarded Dell a $10,000,000 judgment against Nunn and over a million in attorneys' fees. In the audience of the courtroom was an Assistant US Attorney who had an interest in the case from a criminal prospective.
IRS Criminal Investigation and the FBI initiated an investigation earlier in 2016 and obtained the report of the expert witness and the report exhibits.
On October 12, 2017, a criminal felony information was filed in the Western District of Texas, A17-CR-337-SS, on counts of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud (18 U.S.C § 371) by Kelly Burton Nunn and Bryan Dale Wallace, and of Making and Subscribing a False Tax Return (26 U.S.C. § 7206(1)) by Kelly Burton Nunn. In general, a felony information is filed in a criminal case because the defendant has a plea agreement with the US Attorney's office.
The felony information read as follows:
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International Travelers Owing IRS Over $50,000-Beware!    

As of December 2015, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) (Pub. L. No. 114-94) was signed into law. According to the IRS.gov website and the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Memorandum, 58 TM Memorandum 383, 9/18/17 (Copyright 2017), the law includes a provision 26 U.S.C § 7345. The law authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to certify certain "seriously delinquent tax debts," (SDTD) in excess of $50,000 that once certified shall be transmitted to the Secretary of State for action such as, the revocation or denial of passports for individuals meeting certain criteria. An SDTD is defined as an individual's unpaid, legally enforceable, federal tax debt totaling more than $50,000 (including interest and penalties) for which a Notice of Federal Tax Lien has been filed and all administrative remedies under IRS § 6320 have lapsed or been exhausted, or a levy has been issued.  
There are exceptions to this provision and they include tax debt:

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