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Topic - Michael A. Strauss
A federal court on Thursday officially barred a Northern Virginia man from promoting tax shelters - the final chapter in a case federal investigators said involved selling fraudulent shares in "sham" cemeteries to help customers claim tax deductions from investment losses or charitable donations.
She said her husband is in Georgia and that she didn't have a number she could provide to reach him, but she said he agreed to Thursday's agreement because he's tired of fighting.
"This was not a Ponzi scheme. This was a tax-deferral deal that turned into a tax shelter. There was money spent on the cemeteries. They were going to give them to charitable burial sites," she said.