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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Miami Attorney Sentenced For Not Filing Income Tax Returns



Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Donnell Young, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), announce that Steven E. Siff, 56, of Davie, was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas to 13 months in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release.

Siff previously pled guilty to three counts of failing to file an income tax return, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7203. As part of his plea agreement, Siff agreed to pay restitution to the IRS of $924,684.

According to court documents, since at least 1982, Siff worked as an attorney in the Miami office of an international law firm, first as an associate, then as a partner. Siff failed to file personal United States income tax returns since at least tax year 1997. Between 2001 and 2011, Siff earned approximately $8,248,401 in partnership profits. For tax years 2009 through 2011, Siff failed to make an income tax return reporting gross partnership income of $716,464, $705,967, and $694,449, respectively.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bertha R. Mitrani.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated March 12, 2015