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IRS Employees Charged with Fraud

By Martinian & Associates, Inc.  Apr. 24, 2013 3:20p

Fox News has reported that 24 current and former IRS workers have been charged with fraud in Tennessee by federal prosecutors. The individuals involved are accused of stealing government benefits to which they were not entitled. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Memphis reported that the accused took in an excess of $250,000 in government benefits. These benefits included unemployment insurance payments, food stamps, welfare benefits, and housing vouchers.

Apparently, 13 of the employees were charged because they lied about being unemployed as they applied for or recertified their applications to get government benefits. The other 11 have been charged by the state of Tennessee for theft of property exceeding $1,000.

Fraud in connection with government benefits, such as welfare and unemployment insurance payments, are white collar crimes which may be charged at the state or federal level, depending on the benefits in question. Such crimes are punishable by state or federal prison sentences, heavy fines, possible restitution, and more. Those facing such accusations will need an attorney capable of representing them in either state or federal courts against prosecutors determined to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

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