On November 26, 2018 we posted Decade Of Dodging US Taxes Gets UK Lawyer 20 Months in Prison where we discussed that English lawyer Michael Little was set to 20 months in prison on November 20, 2018 for helping the children of a deceased investor dodge taxes on their $14 million inheritance over a decade and for failing to pay his own taxes, ruling also that the former Royal Marine lied as he testified in his own defense.U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel ordered Little, 68, to report to federal prison on Feb. 19. The sentence came in well below a request by prosecutors for a prison term in the range of 10 to 12 years as contemplated by official guidelines.
Judge Castel held off on the government’s request to order Little to pay roughly $4.4 million of restitution. Little contests the amount, and the matter will be briefed in coming weeks.
Now according to Law360, the Second Circuit ruled on September 30, 2020 upholding a lower court, the sufficient evidence existed to convict a U.K. attorney on charges he helped the children of a dead investor avoid taxes on their $14 million inheritance,