APat producer Vicky Bruce interviews Annapolis attorney and tax expert Jack Blum for APat Live’s new series called Expert Views. Blum discusses how the new tax law will affect Anne Arundel County Citizens, how we will lose out because the Federal Government will now tax Marylanders on the taxes we already pay the state, and he calls on State’s Attorney Brian Frosh to sue the federal government on what Blum believes is unconstitutional double taxation. Blum and Bruce discuss County Executive Steve Schuh’s plan and the AA County Council’s vote to give the Arundel Live Casino and the developer, Cordish, a massive tax break. Blum calls on the federal and Maryland government not to cut taxes but invest in infrastructure and education.
“Building a venue at a gambling casino for kids who are graduating seems to me to be a pretty dumb allocation of money.” – Jack Blum, Annapolis Attorney.
Bruce and Blum met when Bruce co-produced the 2012 Sundance film on corporate tax cheats called We’re Not Broke, available streaming on Netflix.
Jack Blum is a Washington lawyer who is an expert on white-collar financial crime, international tax evasion and one of this country’s premier advocates for victims of financial fraud. He spent fourteen years as a staff attorney with the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He played a central role in the Lockheed Aircraft bribery investigation of the 1970’s – which led to the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – and in the investigation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). Blum has been a consultant to the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, the United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention, and served as the chair of the experts group on international asset recovery, which was convened by the United Nations Centre for Drug Control and Crime Prevention. He often testifies about money laundering and tax evasion before U.S. congressional committees. Currently, Blum serves as ADA Counsel and is Chair of Tax Justice Network USA, and the Violence Policy Center.
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