DOJ charges IRS consultant for allegedly leaking tax info to news outlets
Charles Littlejohn, 38, faces one count of unauthorized disclosure of tax returns and return information.
The Department of Justice on Friday announced charges against an IRS consultant, whom they say stole confidential tax information gave it to news outlets.
Charles Littlejohn, 38, faces one count of unauthorized disclosure of tax returns and return information, the DOJ announced in a press release. He faces five years in prison.
Authorities allege that Littlejohn "while working at the IRS as a government contractor, stole tax return information associated with a high-ranking government official (Public Official A) and disclosed it to a news organization (News Organization 1)."
"Littlejohn also stole tax return information for thousands of the nation’s wealthiest individuals, and disclosed this tax return information to another news organization (News Organization 2)," the DOJ continued.
The agency did not identify any of the individuals to whom the leaked tax records belonged.
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