Curt Harrington

Taxation Specialist , Tax Fraud, Evasion

Taxation Specialist , Tax Fraud, Evasion

Long Beach
Criminal Defense Lawyer


Curt Harrington is a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Tax Specialist & high-tech patent attorney. In addition to his J.D., Curt holds an LL.M. - Tax from the University of San Diego and masters degrees in chemical and electrical engineering, and business. The tax system can be intimidating with the state employing a mixture of civil and criminal liability; but there are techniques available to reduce the likelihood of both types of liability.

Location


Long Beach , CA. 90809-1719

Recent Blog Posts


Why Judges Control Electronics Strictly | Sep 15, 2019

The case of State of Arizona v. Rojas (Ariz. App. 2019) Case No. 2 CA-CR 2018-0271 illustrates the extreme problems that can be caused when someone starts recording a trial and a jury (with permission or surreptitiously). The Rojas case involved a...
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USA V. RODRIGO LOZANO – Memorandum Opinion Invites Further Analysis | Sep 13, 2019

USA V. RODRIGO LOZANO (9th Cir. 2019) 17-50127 This 3-page opinion for a form of tax related fraud charged a violation of 18 U.S. Code §286, rather than the more often seen 18 U.S.C. § 371. The points that the defendant raised on appeal seem...
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Prerequisites for Imposing a Time Payment Fee Were Not Met | Sep 12, 2019

STATE OF ARIZONA v. JOSEPH E. DUSTIN, AZ Court of Appeals, CA-CR 18-0399 8-27-2019 A time payment fee in a criminal case cannot be imposed when there was no corresponding penalty, fine, or sanction to trigger a statutory authorization of the ...
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9th Cir. Unpublished Criminal Tax Evasion Case Indicating Full Disclosure as a Prerequisite to use of a “following in good faith” exception to “willful intent.” (9/11/2019) | Sep 11, 2019

USA V. Walter Prezioso (9th Cir. 2019) Unpublished, No.18-50056. (http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/memoranda/2019/07/25/18-50056.pdf) Full Disclosure was set up in a jury instruction as a prerequisite to a “following in good faith” exception ...
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New 9th Cir. Case With Potential Tax Evasion Effect - Civil Admissions Become Prosecutor Weapon against Non-Testifying Defendants | Sep 08, 2019

USA V. JOSEPH SHAYOTA (9th Cir. 2019) (No.17-10270-08/19/2019)(http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2019/08/19/17-10270.pdf) This case answers the question of whether a defendant’s civil record testimony can be introduced in a subs...
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Recent Answers


Charged with three crimes. If the first crime lead to the next two and the first crime is dismissed ... can the second and third be dismissed?

In Baltimore, there was a fellow who used a baseball bat and was photographed doing many dozens of individual acts of vandalism. They charged him with many misdemeanors. In that case, they were independent and dismissal of one probably had no ef...
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