Archive for Fraud, Waste and Abuse

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…

Friday, March 1st, 2019 @ 11:16PM

IRS Employee Arrested in a Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

CFEG reports that on May 11, 2017, in the Northern District of Georgia, an IRS employee was arrested for her role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. She was indicted on April 25, 2017, for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft related to the scheme. https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/oi_highlights_2017.shtml According to court…

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 @ 3:32AM

IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Involving Unauthorized Disclosure of IRS Records

The Inspector General for Tax Administration reported that on July 19, 2016, in a federal district court in the Western District of Tennessee, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee pled guilty to conspiracy to commit identity theft and unauthorized disclosure of information. A criminal information was filed on the same…