Posts tagged tax evasion

    Federal court hands down a major conviction of corrupt union bosses

    July 2, 2023 // "LEEBA inflicted severe damage on its members over the years, to the point that it created division, disgust and disdain," said Bruce Mateer, a former member of the union. "Thanks to LEEBA, we have one of the worst-paid police departments in the entire state of New York and we lack proper retirement benefits. LEEBA is supposed to serve their members, but both contracts that LEEBA signed did not meet their members’ needs." Labor unions are supposed to have one simple function: represent their workers during negotiations with management and try to get the best deal possible. Kenneth Wynder and his cronies are unfortunately just the latest in a long tradition of union bosses who decided to make enriching themselves their No. 1 priority.

    Report Shows Corrupt IRS Employees Typically Keep Their Jobs. Some Even Get Promoted.

    August 10, 2022 // But that’s precisely what the Internal Revenue Service did, according to a recent Treasury investigation. Between 2004 and 2013, the agency continued to employ, and even promote, nearly 1,000 employees who willfully lied on or failed to pay their own personal taxes. Unfortunately, there’s no marketplace for tax collection and enforcement, so taxpayers can’t simply take their business elsewhere. IRS employee tax compliance is an important component of the public’s trust in the IRS. That’s why there’s a special provision—Section 1203 of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998—that specifies termination for any IRS employee found guilty of willful violations of tax law. The IRS commissioner, however, has the final say and can “mitigate” violations to a lesser penalty. First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit, non-tax compliance, tax collector,