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.


Long Beach , CA. 90809-1719

Recent Blog Posts


Some commentators are implying that this is a case of first impression, and that the Department of Justice is likely to appeal.  From an identification of a telephone number likely from another larger investig...
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9th Circuit Rejects "One Day Late Rule" for Late Filed Return Tax Dischargeability | Jul 18, 2016

MARTIN SMITH V. IRS (14-15857) 07/13/2016  Link to Case: was supposed to be the 9th Circuit's big chance to adopt the "One Day Late Rule" (for income tax filing) that would have made tax debt for a year in which a ret...
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Unpublished 9th Cir. Case shows (1) that KNOWLEDGE instruction for 18 USC §1001 can be waived; & (2) even ambiguous agent notes & no recording can get a conviction - Use Right To Silence!! | Feb 01, 2015

In US v. Tara Mezzeo, (9th Cir. 2015) No. 13-10481 D.C. No. 2:12-cr-00337-JCM-CWH-1 a citizen supposedly lied to government agents relating to an 18 U.S.C. §1035 (healthcare) matter and were prosecuted under 18 U.S.C. §1001.  Agent notes were...
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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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