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Danville couple indicted on tax fraud charges

Original post made on Oct 22, 2014

A husband and wife from Danville were indicted in federal court on charges of stealing money from an Islamic educational institute and filing false tax returns, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:06 PM

Comments (16)

Posted by William
a resident of Danville
on Oct 22, 2014 at 7:20 am

Well this has a familiar ring to it. Muslims taking it out on other Muslims. They simply cannot get out of their own way all over the globe. They demand acceptance and that we conform to their various needs and then they turn around and take advantage of the hand that feeds them.

Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

It happens all the time every where...the temptation of green sitting in front of you while no one is watching is too much for some folks to overcome.

One for the church and two for me...that's the MOTTO.

But most of the time they are exposed and their life is ruined.

Julia Pardini from Alamo

Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Oct 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Up to 70% of Americans are tax cheats. People aren’t reporting income earned in the “informal economy,” income from working under the table, side jobs, selling stuff on eBay, roadside vendors, the entire cash economy.

Tax laws have turned millions of ordinary Americans into criminals. Criminals are easier to control. Tax laws allow the government to get into the most personal and private details of our lives. Politicians use that information to squash political opponents.

The government doles out tax breaks to those it favors. It imposes higher taxes on those it opposes. This ensures the government retains power. You must lobby the government for favors. If you cross those in power, you will be punished.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

Liberals tricked Americans into enacting the income tax. Liberals said the income tax would apply only to “the rich.” But it soon applied to everyone. Remember that the next time Liberals say we should “soak the rich.” Eventually, those taxes will apply to you.

Here’s a better idea: Scrap the income tax. Fund the government with a carbon tax instead.

Posted by collins
a resident of Danville
on Oct 22, 2014 at 7:20 pm

If Mr.Azizi is a CPA, his license should be revoked immediately!! I hope they throw the book at them!

Posted by collins
a resident of Danville
on Oct 22, 2014 at 7:25 pm

On what do you base your comments, Mr.Glates? You are using percentages as if you are quoting from something. Please cite your sources. What do you know about the tax codes?? Are you a Professional?

Ronald Reagan, not a Liberal, raised taxes quite a bit, you might recall.

Posted by Conservator
a resident of Danville
on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

H.G. (spcwt),

Opinion - "Liberals tricked Americans into enacting the income tax. Liberals said the income tax would apply only to "the rich." But it soon applied to everyone."

Historical Record (i.e. Fact - source: Library of Congress):

"During the Civil War Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1861 which included a tax on personal incomes to help pay war expenses. The tax was repealed ten years later". The first Commissioner of Internal Revenue was George S. Boutwell in a position created by the 16th President…Abraham Lincoln - the first Republican president.

With the passage of the 16th Amendment (i.e. constitutionality of a personal income tax) by Congress on July 2nd, 1909 under the auspices of the 27th President…William H. Taft - a Republican, who ensured that the 16th was ratified during his administration on February 3rd, 1913 just before he left office. This historical aspect goes without saying that the Genesis of the 16th Amendment occurred under Taft's predecessor..Theodore Roosevelt (#26), also a Republican.

While it is completely rational to argue that perhaps the two symbolic Democrat presidents, Jefferson (#3) and Jackson (#7) are hardly comparable to contemporary ones like Clinton and Obama as #16 and #26 would be to Reagan (#40) and Bush (#43), one CAN NOT simply paint the origins and reasons for a Federal income tax to that of liberal versus conservative.

You are simply too smart to not know this.

Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

I meant liberal in the modern sense of the word, e.g. people who advocate for the welfare state, income redistribution, using big government to direct large portions of the private economy, using the tax code for social engineering rather than merely raising revenue, etc. Web Link Liberals can be of any political party. Even I am a liberal in some respects. Most people are. They just don’t know it.

Have you read “Three Felonies A Day”, by Harvey A. Silverglate? Web Link He’s a civil defense lawyer who posits that the average U.S. citizen regularly commits felonies without realizing it. The government uses those offenses to target its enemies.

Maybe you’re a criminal tax cheat and don’t know it. Have you ever bought something on the internet without being charged sales tax? You’re supposed to declare that on your California income tax return.

By the way, the name is Glates!

Posted by Conservator
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm

You know Glates, old habits are hard to break. I'll presume that you understand.

I've grown to respect your almost unbendable perspective on the ills and societal malaise inflicted by the paying of taxes. As I'm sure that you quite well know, that perspective has been around from the beginning of recorded history and likely existed as mankind emerged from the caves. Your written stance on liberalism is a contemporary one, widely held I do believe. There was a time, certainly not prevalent today, that most adults had to take a political side and hold that from generation to generation unless their social status most unexpectedly changed.

My response to your earlier retort was to simply highlight the causation of income tax in this country from a historical accord as opposed to an emotional soundbite. What was the late Senator Moynihan's well cited quote on facts and opinions? I just can't recall.

No, I've not read Silverglate's work. I suppose that somewhere on the globe the philosophical battle of Keynesian economics (Web Link versus the opposing forces of Ayn Randian perspective rages incessantly. To be honest, I see all of this as just a modern day retelling of Homer's timeless classic minus the mythical cast. That opined, have you read Piketty's text(book) on "Capital in the 21st Century"? (Web Link Love or hate his perspectives, he's pretty smart on economic casualty and effect. One just has to get past the French nuances.

Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Since being diplomatic like Copnservator is not my forte, allow me to enlighten SPCWT/Glates on the definition of liberal and liberalism:

"A political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties."
"Not limited by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.
"For progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded."
"Generous (and no, it does not mention with other people's money)"

Every thing you presume as a definition of liberalism is that which is posited by right wing radio and right wing television, with the specific goal of making the word "liberal" into something or someone undesirable. But no matter how many times Faux News repeats it, and no matter how many times you parrot it Glates, it just ain't so.

Posted by Conservator
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm


Thanks for the compliment, I think!

I do agree with your statements. However, I also think that what you, I and even our old 'buddy' with the new name are trying to preach is summed up really well by another of the late senior senator from NY quotes:

"The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself."

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (NY)

Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Ain’t my definition. I just cut & pasted it from Wikipedia. Web Link /Modern_liberalism_in_the_United_States

You’re quoting the classical 19th century definition of liberalism, before New Deal and Great Society Democrats got a hold of it.

It’s ok. I’m here to help.

Posted by Norse Proctitioner
a resident of Diablo
on Oct 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Don't worry, boys -- tomorrow, he'll turn around and argue that the Y tax IS UNFAIR! precisely beCAUSE the rich pay most of it. Glates has a supple mind for such trollery, as long as the argument appears to weigh against those leebruls.

Posted by Progressive
a resident of Danville
on Oct 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

I suggest we enjoy the good times now.

The conservative takeover in November will be an absolute disaster. The 2003 Bush tax cuts never did trickle down. The only jobs created during his administration were real estate/mortgage which resulted in the great recession. Where are all the Wall Street convictions, the middle class will be paying for this mess for a very long time.

The GOP's Iranian invasion and subsequent attempt to democratize was an absolute joke. We should have never went in.

Here's what we can look forward to:

- More wars and related substantial increase in defense budget. Which will include increasing amounts of boots on the ground.

- More tax cuts for Wall Street and corporations.

- More distribution of wealth to the upper class (Bush's tax cuts really helped the middle class, ha ha).

- Complete governmental gridlock resulting from internal GOP disputes.

- More personal regulations i.e., voter ID laws (waste of money and time), woman's issues.

- And of course the GOP's trump card the repeal of Obamacare. This law has helped my wife and immensely. We do not receive any subsidies and pay about $2,200 a month. Prior to the law we paying much more and getting annual increases in the 25%. Meanwhile I was subsidizing everyone that receives employer provided insurance (employees do not pay tax on this income. I never hear the GOP talking about this subsidy.

There is a silver lining, it will be amusing to see FAUX news pivot and squirm when the GOP's rebooted policies utterly fail.

Are we better off then we were prior to the Bush recession? Absolutely.

Will we be better off by 2016? Absolutely not, the senate takeover by the GOP will be the beginning of the end for America.


Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Oct 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Wow, that was a great post. Did you get it all out? Doesn’t that feel good? I love it. Do you feel better? You should do that more often.

You got off track a bit. No big deal. You mentioned the Iranian invasion and that we shouldn’t have gone in. I know you meant Iraq, not Iran. But same difference, right?

And I loved how you refer to Fox News as Faux News. Ha ha! That is so funny! Did you make that up? Do you mind if I use that sometime? So clever!

Posted by Progboy, Too
a resident of Danville
on Oct 25, 2014 at 8:34 am

Good on ya, Progressive. When Glates goes into derisive, pebble-tossing mode, it's because he lacks stronger ammunition. So what if you briefly channeled Lindsey Graham's dampest aspirations for Iran?

Want to see the natural extension of GOP policies? Try Brownback's contemporary Kansas, if Hoover's trick-ly response to the Depression is too depressing.

Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Oct 25, 2014 at 11:07 am

It was a great post. I loved it. I mocked it, yes. But I like the process of people sharing political views in an anonymous forum like this. I think it helps.

I see a million flaws. I could pick it apart. But why scare away the customers?

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