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Attorney Craig Shaber of Coronado was sentenced today to 10 months in prison for evading taxes on $3 million in income, according to the Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service. He will have to pay $555,000 in restitution to the IRS and serve three years of supervised release. He had pleaded guilty in October of last year. According to court documents, Shaber and San Diego accountant Steven Wright fraudulently gained control of shell companies and sold them. Then Shaber evaded taxes on income from those sales. Wright was sentenced in March to three months in prison and cooperated in the prosecution of Shaber.

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SurfPuppy619 May 26, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m.

10 months is not very long, and it is just a few months longer than the co-conspirator's 3 months.

He should be thanking his lucky stars.

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Don Bauder May 27, 2011 @ 6:10 a.m.

You are right: 10 months is a very short time, particularly since, according to the government, he made the money fraudulently and then cheated on the ill-gotten gains. Best, Don Bauder

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mc12 May 26, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m.

Wasn't the plea deal 18 months or they would deport his illegal wife and go after the first wife who helped hide funds? Why did he only get 10 months. 18 months was nothing and 10 months is a joke. Good news is that he is ruined.

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Don Bauder May 27, 2011 @ 6:15 a.m.

I don't know the plea deal or the arrangements with the first and second wives. Is he ruined? Don't be too sure. That world of buying and selling shell companies is vermin-infested. After his short stay in prison and after paying his fine, he could go right back into that world and be hailed as a hero. Best, Don Bauder

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Twister May 27, 2011 @ 9 p.m.

Don't send them to prison--TAKE THEIR MONEY!

Sentence them to the bottom--pushing a broom. Give 'em a free tatoo--on the forehead.

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mc12 May 28, 2011 @ 6:31 p.m.

Make him push a broom. Make him pick up trash on the roadway wearing a prison jumpsuit. Pushing a broom and picking up trash is honest work something he would know nothing about. Greed and self-entitlement is a bottomless pit.

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Don Bauder May 28, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m.

How about a chain gang? Would that satisfy you? Best, Don Bauder

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mc12 May 29, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m.

Why not? However, in cases where all they cared about was making and spending money and did not care how they got the money, keeping them from their profession might be the best punishment of all. Hopefully he will never be allowed to practice law again.

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Don Bauder May 28, 2011 @ 7:34 a.m.

I wish we could give forehead tattoos to everybody who avoids U.S. taxes by stashing money in offshore banks. Generally speaking, the stashers profess to be super-patriots, boasting about their love of their country. Best, Don Bauder

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Twister May 28, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m.

A "Good ole boy" system at its most flagrant, worse, and easiest to fix. Bye, bye deficit--hello circulating money again, aka the lifeblood of any economy.

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Don Bauder May 29, 2011 @ 9:27 a.m.

Unfortunately, corrupt banking is a major part of the economies of so many of these Caribbean islands, as well as places like the Isle of Man and Isle of Wight. They won't give up this grease easily. Best, Don Bauder

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mc12 May 28, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m.

Vermin goes back to vermin world. The tax evasion was just what he got caught doing. What a pathetic person. Bought things and more things. It is doubtful one cent went to anything other than his toys. The shell company take was over 7 million and he did not pay taxes on 3 million. Thought he was smarter than everyone. Maybe this will start the process of finding everything he did. He would be going to prison a lot longer than 10 months. Some of those countries do not have nice prisons, won't be like the country club white collar prison he will be going to.

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Don Bauder May 29, 2011 @ 9:29 a.m.

I would surmise that there is much more to this case. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder May 31, 2011 @ 12:22 a.m.

My recollection was that there was an offshore institution involved, but I checked what I have previously written and I can't find reference to the Caymans or anyplace else. I always include the secrecy/tax havens if I know about them. Best, Don Bauder

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gototrading May 31, 2011 @ 8:50 p.m.

History of deals long before shell companies and tax evasion. Lots of foreign deals.

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ls90 May 31, 2011 @ 9:16 p.m.

http://ragingbull.quote.com/mboard/boards.cgi?board=TDOT&read

Caymen Island connection to shell company sale that led to 2003 SEC case that lead to tax evasion case

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Don Bauder June 1, 2011 @ 7:57 a.m.

I have seen few of these penny stock shell company deals that do NOT involve offshore havens of some kind. Best, Don Bauder

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kzil June 12, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m.

This was one of his Business Associates: http://siliconinvestor.advfn.com/readmsg.aspx?msgid=24955328

Operation Burmuda Short: http://siliconinvestor.advfn.com/readmsg.aspx?msgid=24955328 Scroll down until you see a space between the text on the left side and then count up eleven lines of text starting with, "In this second interview".

Howe Street, Vancover, BC

Remember the anti anthrax vaccines? He was a part of that too. He played in a big world.

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ls90 June 13, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m.

n this second interview, Mr. Garner told the FBI that he then met with Craig Shaber, a San Diego-based shell broker, who sold him the American Toy Vending shell for $260,000 cash. Mr. Garner says Mr. Shaber provided him with the share certificates, a power of attorney and the companies books and records. According to Mr. Garner, Mr. Shaber took the cash and flew back with it to San Diego in his private jet.

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LStyle April 21, 2013 @ 9:36 p.m.

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kzil June 14, 2011 @ 11:15 a.m.

Looks like Steven is in Lompoc and will be released August 14th. CJ has to report for duty by June 22.

Keep an eye out and report back to us. http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp

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ls90 June 25, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m.

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anefsky June 29, 2011 @ 6:34 p.m.

If he is not in federal prison then where is he? Wasn't he convicted of a federal crime?

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mc12 July 17, 2011 @ 11:37 a.m.

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mc12 July 29, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m.

Did he escape justice? Did he escape imprisonment?

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kzil July 20, 2011 @ 9:37 p.m.

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mc12 Sept. 14, 2011 @ 9:19 p.m.

In prison finally. More to come? This is not the only investigation?

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kzil Sept. 28, 2011 @ 11:01 p.m.

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LStyle June 9, 2012 @ 9:43 p.m.

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ls90 June 16, 2012 @ 11:07 a.m.

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anefsky June 17, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m.

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kzil June 19, 2012 @ 10:35 p.m.

Great job Arthur. No errors. Now try to get some sleep, will ya!

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LStyle Aug. 7, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m.

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ls90 Aug. 11, 2012 @ 9:33 p.m.

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gototrading Aug. 13, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m.

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LStyle Sept. 6, 2012 @ 10:41 p.m.

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SurfPuppy619 Aug. 11, 2012 @ 9:59 p.m.

CRAIG J SHABER 16201-298 56-White-M 06-15-2012 RELEASED

Anyone want to update us on what Mr. Shaber is up to???? LStyle??????

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LStyle Sept. 13, 2012 @ 11:38 p.m.

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anefsky Sept. 15, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m.

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SurfPuppy619 Sept. 15, 2012 @ 11:23 p.m.

The State Bar Court order said suspended pending final resolution of the conviction for tax evasion. That was nearly 2 years ago, what has been going on the last 22 months??? Are they working out a deal so he can practice again??????

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LStyle Sept. 26, 2012 @ 10:29 p.m.

Gee, that's a lot of question... marks. They seem to emphasise your questions, add emotion, like you really have to know right now. I will try this sometime.

Thank you, SurfPuppy619

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SurfPuppy619 Sept. 26, 2012 @ 11:13 p.m.

Yes, it adds emphasis. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LStyle Sept. 26, 2012 @ 10:09 p.m.

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libertathiest Aug. 12, 2012 @ 7:58 a.m.

Wait a minute here! Where is the actual crime?
He "sold off" parts of a company "illegally"? Now he's in jail for not paying taxes on it?

If his actions selling off the company was illegal, why isn't that the charge? Why is there so much fuss over the tax invasion? You are not an injured party, but the govenment thinks they are because of extortion opportunity cost.

Tune in next week when the newspaper plasters soldiers all over the front page as "heros" for fighting for your "freedoms."

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gototrading Aug. 12, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m.

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gototrading Aug. 18, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m.

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kzil Aug. 22, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m.

Look at the city and state with the SRV statue. If you find the house look in front of the truck at what's under the car port.

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kzil Aug. 22, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m.

Looks like he's living in tin pan ally because he's still walking a tightrope.

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cdndcx2 Aug. 23, 2012 @ 10:40 p.m.

Look at the city and state with the SRV statue. If you find the house look in front of the truck at what's under the car port. Looks like he's living in tin pan ally because he's still walking a tightrope.

wtf????

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kzil Jan. 2, 2013 @ 8:47 p.m.

You're no fun.

Find the city and state with the SRV statue. SRV Statue = Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue. City: Austin - State: Texas

If you find the house. Zabasearch is your friend.

Look in front of the truck at what's under the car port. Google maps is your friend.

Looks like he's living in tin pan ally because he's still walking a tightrope. References to Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Are you new to this country, exceedingly young or have you been living under a rock?

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ls90 March 18, 2013 @ 11:04 p.m.

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LStyle April 9, 2013 @ 10:14 p.m.

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Scala Jan. 13, 2013 @ 11:30 a.m.

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ls90 April 14, 2013 @ 11:55 a.m.

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