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Monday, August 30th, 2021 @ 5:37PM

IRS Employee Charged With Unlawful Disclosure Of Suspicious Activity Reports

Analyst Provided Information to a Los Angeles Attorney and a New York Reporter SAN FRANCISCO – A federal criminal complaint, filed on February 4, 2019, was unsealed in San Francisco today, charging John C. Fry with unlawful disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and…

Monday, August 30th, 2021 @ 5:30PM

IRS employee charged with tax fraud

MEMPHIS, TN — Linda Williams of Memphis, Tennessee, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax examiner, was indicted for defrauding the IRS by filing false tax returns for various taxpayers in the Memphis area. Williams claimed over $500,000 in false deductions for these citizens. Many of these citizens were unaware of the…

Monday, August 30th, 2021 @ 5:14PM

IRS service center employee charged with filing hundreds of false tax returns

BOSTON – An employee of the IRS service center in Andover was charged today with filing over 500 false tax returns for herself and other individuals. Jennifer Beth True of Lawrence was charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. True will make an initial appearance in federal court in…

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 @ 7:53PM

24 Current And Former IRS Employees Indicted For Benefits Fraud

Memphis, TN – United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton III and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced today that 24 current and former employees of the Internal Revenue Service have been charged for crimes relating to fraudulently obtaining more than $250,000 in government benefits. Thirteen of the current…

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 @ 7:49PM

IRS Employee Charged in $1 Million ID Theft Tax Fraud Scheme

BIRMINGHAM — Federal officials today announced arrests and charges in a stolen identity tax-refund scheme believed to involve more than $1 million in false claims and run by an IRS employee who was supposed to be assisting taxpayers experiencing problems resulting from identity theft. A federal grand jury earlier this…

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 @ 3:17PM

Former DOJ Attorney Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Obstruction Of Justice And Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property

CFEG reports that on March 17, 2018, a former Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney was sentenced to 30 months in prison for obstruction of justice and transportation of stolen property. https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/former-doj-attorney-pleads-guilty-obstruction-justice-and-interstate-transportation According to the Department of Justice announcement the former DOJ attorney abused his position for personal gain and violated…

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:50PM

Potentially tens of thousands’ of cases gone wrong

In July 2013, the FBI admitted that the foundations of what it called “hair comparison evidence” – a technique that its agents had used in hundreds of criminal cases nationwide and spread through the training of state-based detectives potentially through tens of thousands of other cases – were scientifically invalid….

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:49PM

Thirty years in jail for a single hair: the FBI’s ‘mass disaster’ of false conviction

In 2013, the FBI admitted that the foundations of what it called ‘hair comparison evidence’ were scientifically invalid. Photograph: Sarah Lee George Perrot has spent almost 30 years in prison thanks to a single hair. It was discovered by an FBI agent on the bedsheet of a 78-year-old woman who…

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:48PM

FBI lawyer under criminal investigation altered document to say Carter Page ‘was not a source’ for another agency

The FBI became close to correcting a mistake in the third and final warrant application renewal targeting onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, but an FBI lawyer improperly altered a document to cover up that the bureau had erred in the previous filings. In a report released on Monday, Justice…

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:47PM

FBI’s Wray Acts Fast to Make Changes After Scathing Report

WASHINGTON—FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered more than 40 changes in how the bureau seeks secret surveillance warrants and handles other matters after the Justice Department inspector general pointed out a series of flaws in the bureau’s efforts to monitor a former Trump campaign adviser. The problems were so severe, national security…

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:47PM

Justice Department Accused of Abusing Process to Extend Statute of Limitations

Justice Department lawyers have improperly used requests for overseas evidence to buy more time to bring some fraud cases, a memo filed with the agency’s internal watchdog alleges. The document, filed Friday and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, accuses prosecutors of sending such a request to the U.K. when…

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:45PM

Former Department of Justice Attorney Pleads Guilty To Obstruction Of Justice and Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property

CFEG reports that United States Attorney, Brian J. Stretch, announced that on November 29, 2017, a former Department of Justice attorney pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of transportation of stolen property in a federal district court in the Northern District of California. https://oig.justice.gov/press/2017/2017-11-29.pdf…

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