Gerard Terry, a Licensed Attorney, Failed to Pay Nearly $1 Million in Taxes

Earlier today at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Gerard Terry pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion for the tax years 2000 through 2015 in the amount of $992,057. The proceeding took place before United States District Judge Joanna Seybert. When he is sentenced, Terry faces a maximum of five years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $100,000 and mandatory restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

BUFFALO, NY - A federal grand jury sitting in the Western District of New York has returned an eight-count indictment against former Erie County, NY Democratic party chair G. Steven Pigeon for bribing a New York State supreme court justice.

“Bribery of a judge strikes at the very core of our democracy,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division “The independence of the judiciary is paramount to civilized society. Our prosecutors and law enforcement partners will pursue any and all attempts to corrupt our fundamental institutions, including the judiciary.”

WASHINGTON – Texans recovering from Hurricane Harvey could be eligible for disaster food benefits from the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the availability of Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said that households who may not normally be eligible under regular SNAP rules may qualify for D-SNAP if they meet the disaster income limits and have qualifying disaster-related expenses.

KEY WEST, Fla., — Effective 8 a.m., Friday, the Coast Guard set Port Condition Zulu for Captain of the Port Zone (COTP) Key West, Florida, due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within the next 12 hours.

President Donald J. Trump has announced his sixth wave of United States Attorney nominations. The United States Attorney serves as the chief Federal law enforcement officer within his or her Federal judicial district. These nine candidates share the President’s vision for “Making America Safe Again.” Accordingly, the President today announced his intent to nominate these individuals to serve as the United States Attorney for their respective jurisdictions.

Workers from the energy sector, as well as North Dakota’s entire Congressional delegation, gathered at Mandan Refinery to hear President Donald J. Trump deliver a speech on tax reform Wednesday afternoon in Bismarck. Mandan Refinery is owned by Andeavor, one of the largest oil refiners in the Nation.

President Donald J. Trump attends a tax reform for energy workers event at Andeavor Refinery, Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in Mandan, North Dakota. (Official White House Photos by D. Myles Cullen)

“Our tax code is a giant self-inflicted economic wound,” the President said. “In the last ten years our economy has grown at an average of only two percent and some would say less than that. When I talk to the leaders of other countries… they’re unhappy about seven or eight points of growth of GDP.”

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