The primary text for this course is: Tax Fraud and Evasion – Volume 1 (Comisky, Feld and Harris) ISBN 978-0-7913-8695-8
Volume 2 of this publication is optional reading and is not required to complete the Lesson
Also required in this and other courses is:
Legal Research, Writing & Analysis (11th Edition) by Peter Jan Honigsberg. (ISBN: 9780314276186)
Students must also have access to the Internal Revenue Code and related Regulations.
(The complete Code and Regulations are available through Lexis. For students preferring a
printed copy, Warren, Gorham & Lamont offers a paperback version.)
Lesson Assignment # 2 Related Title 18 Offenses
Text: Study Chapter 3 of the text.
Statutes: Read the following code sections: United States Code 18 USC §§ 1001.
Cases: Skim the following cases (“Skim” in this context means reading the Lexis® Case Summary and Headnotes):
Pinkerton v. US, 328 US 640 (1946)
US v. Morris, 741 F.2d 188 (8th Cir. 1984)
US v. Steele, 933 F.2d 1313 (6th Cir. 1991)
US v. Schmoker, 564 F.2d 289 (9th Cir. 1977)
US v. Gafyczk, 847 F.2d 685 (11th Cir. 1988)
US v. Brown, 151 F.3d 476 (6th Cir. 1998)
US v. Best, 219 F.3d 192 (2nd Cir. 2000)
US v. Daughtry, 48 F.3d 829 (4th Cir. 1995)
Following a style similar to the technique set forth in Legal Research, Writing & Analysis, prepare
a brief of the following cases:
US v. Hughes Aircraft Co., 20 F.3d 974 (9th 1994)
US v. Nolan, 136 F.3d 265 (2nd Cir. 1998)
Writing Assignment # 1 Criminal Penalties
Comprehensive Written Assignment
In not less than 600 nor more than 2,000 words, explain the various criminal penalties available
to the Internal Revenue Service. Your paper should indicate under what circumstances the IRS
believes the penalties should be applied and give examples of how the courts have interpreted
Please expand your thoughts with lesson answers and use additional academic quality outside resources in addition to the assigned textbook and cite directly where the information comes from. That applies to each response for each question.
Please specify the writing requirements as the sample written assignment which I believe to
1) “go beyond the call of the question” and 2) use a wide variety of academic quality sources to support the answers given.
Following a style similar to the technique set forth in Legal Research, Writing & Analysis, prepare a brief of the following cases: