DC Attorney General Karl Racine confirmed via his official Twitter account that he intends to sue Michael Saylor for alleged tax fraud.
He confirmed that he would also be suing Microstrategy for conspiring to help him evade taxes.
DC Attorney General Karl Racine confirmed via his official Twitter account that he intends to sue ex-Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor for alleged tax fraud. According to AG Karl Racine, Micheal Saylor has “lived in the Washington District for more than a decade but has never paid any income taxes.”
Furthermore, AG Karl Racine intends to sue Microstrategy for their alleged involvement in helping ex-CEO Michael Saylor evade taxes on “hundreds of millions of dollars he’s earned while living in DC.”
According to Racine, this is the first lawsuit brought under DC’s recently amended False Claim Act, which encourages whistleblowers to report residents who evade the tax laws by misrepresenting their residences.
The US Department of Justice’s False Claim Act section was last updated on February 2, 2022. According to the False Claims Act, any person who knowingly submitted false claims to the government was liable for double the government’s damages plus a penalty of $2,000 for each false claim.
The FCA allows private citizens to file suits on behalf of the government against members of society who they believe have defrauded the government. Private citizens who succesfully bring actions are to receive a portion of the government’s recovery.
According to AG Karl Racine’s complaint against Michael Saylor, the defendant lived in the District from 2005 through to 2021 without paying taxes while masquerading as a Florida resident. Further to this, AG Racine states in the complaint that MicroStrategy Conspired with Saylor to avoid his obligation to pay district income taxes.
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