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POLITICO Quotes Beth Kaufman and Mark Matthews on Trump Tax Investigation

October 3, 2018, POLITICO Pro

President Donald Trump is unlikely to pay a legal or financial price even if new allegations of extensive tax dodging by him and his family are borne out.

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"It's certainly possible, although the age of these transactions raises some questions about whether any of it will be collectible," said Beth Shapiro Kaufman, a former Treasury Department tax official who is now president of the law firm Caplin & Drysdale.

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Proving criminal fraud would be "exceedingly unlikely," said Mark Matthews, a former IRS deputy commissioner who was responsible for the agency's Criminal Investigation Division who is also at Caplin & Drysdale now.

While conspiracies can continue for years, Trump would need to have committed "a constant pattern of overt acts and obstruction-like behavior up until much closer to the present," Matthews said.

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Excerpt taken from the article “Trump Unlikely to Face Consequences Despite Allegations of Tax Dodging” by Aaron Lorenzo for POLITICO Pro.


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