Recap of the Week’s Top Stories from IRS Criminal Investigation
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the most significant stories from the IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) division for the week of November 13 – 19, 2023.
Chief Lee Receives Presidential Rank Award
Chief Lee was honored with the Presidential Rank Award, one of the most esteemed recognitions in career civil service, as a Distinguished Executive Recipient.
How to Avoid Pig Butchering Schemes
During International Fraud Awareness Week, it’s crucial to be aware of the red flags of cryptocurrency scams. Learn how to protect yourself from falling victim to pig butchering schemes.
Beverly Hills ‘Gentlemen Timepieces’ Founder Charged
The founder of the Beverly Hills ‘Gentlemen Timepieces’ consignment store has been charged with conning victims in a luxury watch Ponzi-type scheme. Law enforcement currently estimates the victim losses to be approximately $3 million.
J5’s Commitment to Combating Transnational Tax Crime
The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) are committed to combating transnational tax crime. They work together to gather information, share intelligence, conduct operations, and build the capacity of tax crime enforcement officials.
Pathways Career Internship Student Trainee Positions Available
Attention college juniors! The IRS CI is hiring for their Pathways Career Internship Student Trainee positions. Apply quickly as the positions are limited.
The IRS CI is the criminal investigative arm of the IRS. They are 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.
For more information about the IRS CI, their investigations, and how to report suspected tax fraud, visit the IRS CI webpage.