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AMLA 2020: Sweeping New AML Laws Have Broad Impacts on All Financial Crimes

By Don Fort, Christopher M. Ferguson, and Olivia Renensland The White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter, published by the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s White Collar Crime Committee Winter/Spring 2021 On January 1, 2021, following House and Senate overrides of a presidential veto, the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for Fiscal Year

Christopher M. Ferguson Conducted A CLE On Cares Act Enforcement With Celesq® AttorneysEd Center In Partnership With Thompson/Reuters (West)

On July 28, 2020, Christopher M. Ferguson conducted a CLE on CARES Act Enforcement with Celesq® AttorneysEd Center in partnership with Thompson/Reuters (West). With the passage of the CARES Act, Congress launched an unprecedented, multi-trillion stimulus package into the economy at break-neck speed in order to address the coronavirus pandemic. 

Christopher M. Ferguson Quoted In Mercury News Article Entitled “A Lafayette Youth Baseball League Supposedly Got A $5 Million PPP Loan. Here’s What Really Happened”

In a recent Mercury News article by Leonardo Castañeda entitled “A Lafayette Youth Baseball League Supposedly Got a $5 Million PPP Loan. Here’s What Really Happened,” Christopher M. Ferguson discussed the issue of fraudulent loans issued under the federal Paycheck Protection Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Excerpts from the article

Prosecuting PPP Fraud May Be Harder Than It Seems

By Christopher M. Ferguson May 12, 2020 Once the May 14 deadline for arguably undeserving recipients of PPP loans to return the funds “no questions asked” has passed, the government will no doubt seek to make examples of undeserving PPP loan recipients. For anyone following developments in the massive small

The IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Has Ended—now What?

By Christopher M. Ferguson NYSSCPA Tax Stringer April 1, 2020 On Sep. 28, 2018, the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) came to an end; however, offshore tax and reporting noncompliance persists in today’s increasingly global economy. Tax advisors are still helping clients who have been—or continue to be—noncompliant with their

Kostelanetz & Fink Elevates Christopher Ferguson To Partner

NEW YORK (Jan. 06, 2020) — Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that Christopher M. Ferguson has been named a partner in the firm.  Mr. Ferguson joined Kostelanetz & Fink’s New York office in 2003 and is a key member of K&F’s team with extensive experience in white-collar criminal

Offshore Account Holders Should Beware: The IRS Is Still Coming

By Christopher M. Ferguson Tax Insider (October 25, 2018) AICPA TheTaxAdviser The recent end of the OVDP is not the end of IRS enforcement of undisclosed offshore accounts. For most of the past decade, the IRS has maintained a safe harbor for taxpayers who want to disclose offshore account holdings that