A federal judge gave a special assignment to two lawyers he sentenced to prison in connection with the Ernst & Young tax shelter scandal: Go forth and spread the word about the consequences of defrauding the IRS. The judge told Robert Coplan and Martin Nissenbaum that a condition of their release from prison will be to devote at least 60 hours -- half their required community service -- to addressing lawyers, bar groups and accounting firm employees about the way their careers were ruined by fooling with the tax code.
Tax Lawyers' Sentences Include 'Explaining Dangers of Misleading IRS'
New York Law Journal
January 22, 2010