The former chairman of Greenberg Traurig's tax practice, Jay Ira Gordon, pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding the IRS. Gordon resigned from the bar in 2006 after revelations he took more than $1.2 million in kickbacks on tax shelters he recommended to wealthy clients. He is cooperating with the government in the prosecution of John B. Ohle III, a Chicago tax specialist indicted in November for conspiring with lawyers at Jenkens & Gilchrist to defraud the IRS with bogus tax shelters.
Ex-Greenberg Traurig Partner Pleads Guilty in Tax Shelter Case
New York Law Journal
December 15, 2008