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#ICYMI Top CI Stories from the Past Week

Recap: Top Stories from IRS Criminal Investigation Last Week

In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the top stories from the IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) division for the week of October 2nd to 8th, 2023.

New Leadership at IRS-CI in Washington D.C.

A new Special Agent in Charge has taken the reins at IRS-CI in Washington D.C. As SAC Kareem Carter points out, IRS-CI special agents are unique in being the only federal law enforcement special agents with the authority to investigate violations of the Internal Revenue Code. Their expertise has led to an impressive 90 percent conviction rate.

Protect Your Heart and Your Wallet

Beware, romance scams are on the rise. Just like on The Bachelor, we want to ensure that everyone is participating for the right reasons.

Engaging with Future Financial Experts

We value every opportunity to engage with the future financial investigators of America. Their insights and questions always make for enlightening conversations.

Justice Served in Nationwide Fraud Scheme

Five individuals have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in a nationwide fraud scheme that targeted elderly victims. Special Agent in Charge Ramsey E. Covington of our Houston Field Office couldn’t have said it better.

Stay Updated on Financial Investigations

Did you know we have seven official accounts on X? Follow us for the latest news on financial investigations around the country. Our national account and six additional accounts in select field offices throughout the U.S. are always buzzing with updates.

As the criminal investigative arm of the IRS, CI is tasked with conducting financial crime investigations. This includes tax fraud, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, public corruption, healthcare fraud, identity theft, and more. With a federal conviction rate of over 90 percent, CI special agents are the only federal law enforcement agents with the authority to investigate violations of the Internal Revenue Code. The agency operates from 20 field offices across the U.S. and 12 attaché posts abroad.

For more information on CI, tax schemes, fraud alerts, and how to report suspected tax fraud, visit the IRS website.

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ICYMI: Top IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Stories From The Past Week Oct. 10, 2023 Useful Links About CI What do we investigate? How investigations are initiated J5 international partnership IRS.gov/CI Tax Schemes and Fraud Tax Fraud Alerts Report Suspected Tax Fraud Voluntary Disclosure CI Newsroom CI News Releases CI Resources CI Annual Reports Week of Oct. 2 - 8 #ICYMI Top CI Stories from the Past Week 1. New special agent in charge takes the helm at IRS-CI in Washington D.C. "IRS-CI special agents are the only federal law enforcement special agents with investigative jurisdiction over violations of the Internal Revenue Code and we are the best at what we do, which translates to a 90 percent conviction rate," SAC Kareem Carter said. 2. Guard your money and your heart Romance scams are on the rise. Like The Bachelor, we want to be sure everyone is here for the right reasons. 3. We prioritize speaking to America's future financial experts We always appreciate the opportunity to talk to our future financial investigators. 4. Five sent to prison in nationwide fraud scheme targeting elderly victims Special Agent in Charge Ramsey E. Covington of our Houston Field Office said it best. 5. Follow for the latest news on financial investigations around the country Did you know? We have seven official accounts on X, including our national account and six additional accounts in select field offices throughout the U.S. CI is the criminal investigative arm of the IRS, responsible for conducting financial crime investigations, including tax fraud, narcotics trafficking, money-laundering, public corruption, healthcare fraud, identity theft and more. CI special agents are the only federal law enforcement agents with investigative jurisdiction over violations of the Internal Revenue Code, obtaining a more than a 90 percent federal conviction rate. The agency has 20 field offices located across the U.S. and 12 attaché posts abroad.

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