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Archive by Month: August 2011 - Page 6

DOJ Claims it’s Next Victim

Offshore Account Update, UBS / HSBC

Posted in on August 1, 2011

On April 13, 2011, Josephine Bhasin, a U.S. taxpayer with an offshore account held with HSBC pled guilty to charges of willingly filing false tax returns, false amended tax returns, and false FBARs.  Ms. Bhasin of Huntington, NY, maintained approximately $8.3 mil. in her HSBC account during 2008. The HSBC account holder will receive a maximum sentence of 3 years in jail and a maximum fine of $250,000. These criminal penalties are in addition to civil penalties, which Ms. Bhasin has agreed to; the arrangement includes a civil penalty of 50% of the high year on the account during 2004 to 2009.

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