Innocent spouse doctrine utilized to avoid multimillion-dollar tax liability.

Angelina was married to her husband Salvatore for over twenty years.  The couple were blessed with a luxurious lifestyle that included second homes in Nantucket and Italy.  They owned a private yacht, exotic cars and traveled around the globe.  Salvatore was indicted in the United States District Court for masterminding a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud investors.

The Internal Revenue Service brought a civil forfeiture action against Salvatore and Angelina.  Attorney Silva assembled a team of forensic accountants to build a case that protects an innocent spouse from the financial wrongdoings of their husband or wife.  The United States Attorney’s Office entered into an agreement whereby Angelina would not be jointly liable for taxes assessed against Salvatore during the marriage.


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