Senators Urge Special Counsel Probe into Justice Thomas Over Ethics and Tax Law Violations

Washington, DC – Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Ron Wyden of Oregon have formally requested that Attorney General Merrick Garland appoint a Special Counsel to probe alleged legal breaches by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas involving undisclosed financial gifts and other benefits. Both senators, who hold significant positions in Senate subcommities related to judiciary and finance, expressed that the evidence gathered indicates a deeper investigation is warranted into whether Justice Thomas violated ethics, false statement, and tax laws. In their correspondence to Garland, the senators highlighted the gravity of their request, pointing out … Read more

Constitutional Clash: Groups File Lawsuit Against California’s 11% Gun Tax, Citing Rights Violations

Sacramento, CA — A legal dispute has risen in California where a coalition of Second Amendment advocacy groups, alongside two private citizens, are suing to overturn the state’s new 11% excise tax on firearms, firearm components, and ammunition. The lawsuit, which was filed in San Diego, asserts that imposing such a tax on these items infringes upon constitutional rights. The suit, titled Jaymes v. Maduros, points to historic precedents where the U.S. Supreme Court has decided that constitutional rights should not be taxed. The plaintiffs have drawn parallels to the Murdock v. Pennsylvania case, where … Read more

Illinois Welcomes New Laws in July: Higher Minimum Wage, Paid Leave Expansion, and Gas Tax Increase

Springfield, Ill. — Illinois residents can expect several key changes beginning July 1 as new state laws take effect, impacting everything from gasoline prices to workers’ pay and rights. These changes are set to make life a little different for many across the state, affecting motorists, employees, freelancers, and even child social media influencers. One of the standout adjustments will be at the gas pump. The state’s gasoline tax will see a slight increase from the current 45.4 cents per gallon to 47 cents, marking an uptick of over 3.5%. Diesel fuel taxes will also … Read more

Florida Attorney Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for $10M Tax Fraud Scheme, Funding a Lavish Lifestyle

DAVIE, Florida – A Florida attorney has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his involvement in a $10 million tax evasion conspiracy. Michael L. Meyer, based in Davie, pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year. The case revolved around a fraudulent tax shelter scheme that aimed to assist high-income clients in minimizing their tax liabilities through the use of fabricated charitable deductions. According to the Department of Justice, Meyer personally profited over $10 million from the illegal scheme. With this newfound wealth, he indulged in an extravagant lifestyle, acquiring luxury vehicles such … Read more