Archive for Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Saturday, August 17th, 2019 @ 5:05PM

IRS Fails To Properly Notify Taxpayers of Their Rights When Requested to Extend the Assessment Statute of Limitations

CFEG researches and reports on abuses within the federal government with the goal of educating the public, the Congress and preventing and eliminating it through legislative and program initiatives.   In this article CFEG reports on findings set out in a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration…

Thursday, August 8th, 2019 @ 4:43PM

President Trump Signs A New Law Stopping Asset Forfeiture Abuse By The IRS

CFEG researches and reports on fraud, waste and abuse within the federal government with the goal of educating the public, the Congress and preventing and eliminating it through legislative and program initiatives. In this article CFEG reports on a new law signed by President Trump which stops abuses by the…

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 @ 1:53PM

The IRS Has Rehired Hundreds of Fired Employees. Congress Should Step In.

For one of the most punitive agencies in the federal government, the IRS sure is forgiving with its own employees. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has proposed a bill that would prevent the IRS from rehiring employees fired for misconduct or poor performance. The bill, titled the Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce…

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 @ 9:55PM

IRS Employee Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft and Unauthorized Disclosure of IRS Records 

CFEG reports that on November 21, 2016, in a federal district court in the Western District of Tennessee, and IRS employee was sentenced for conspiracy to commit identity theft and unauthorized disclosure of information. He was initially charged with, and pled guilty to, the offense on July 19, 2016. https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/oi_highlights_2017.shtml…

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 @ 9:53PM

Former IRS Employee Indicted for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns and Aggravated Identity Theft

CFEG reports that on January 13, 2017, in a federal district court in the Western District of Missouri, a former IRS employee was indicted for filing false tax returns and aggravated identity theft. https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/oi_highlights_2017.shtml According to court documents, at all times relevant to the 15-count indictment, this IRS employee was a…

Friday, March 1st, 2019 @ 11:19PM

IRS Employee Sentenced in a Scheme to Defraud the IRS

CFEG reports that on May 12, 2017, in a federal district court in the Eastern District of New York, a former IRS employee was sentenced for filing false tax returns, aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, wire fraud, mail fraud, and perjury. The IRS employee pled…