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IG: IRS credit cards used for wine, pornography
Yahoo News ^ | 25 Jun 2013

Posted on 06/25/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT by mandaladon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor oversight by the Internal Revenue Service allowed workers to use agency credit cards to buy wine for an expensive luncheon, dorky swag for managers' meetings and, for one employee, romance novels and diet pills, an agency watchdog said Tuesday. Two IRS credit cards were used to buy online pornography, though the employees said the cards were stolen. One of the workers reported five agency credit cards lost or stolen. IRS employees used agency credit cards to make more than 273,000 purchases totaling nearly $108 million in 2010 and 2011, according to the report by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The vast majority of those purchases were legitimate, the report said. However, the report said the IRS has inadequate controls to prevent inappropriate purchases. For example, investigators found that one IRS employee spent $2,655 on diet pills, romance novels, steaks, a smartphone and baby-related items, including bottles, games and clothes. The case was referred to the IG's office that investigates employee misconduct, the report said. Among other "improper" purchases identified by the inspector general: — $3,152 to rent a popcorn machine and to buy prizes for an employee event, including bandanas, stuffed animals, sunglasses and stovepipe hats. — $418 for novelty decorations and swag at managers' meetings, including kazoos, bathtub toys and "Thomas the Tank Engine" wristbands. — $119 for Nerf footballs that were never used and were found stored in a filing cabinet.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; fraud; irs; pigford3; scandals
The report said 94 employees were responsible for the purchases, including 22 workers who had done it more than once in a six-month period. However, the report said, none of the employees were disciplined................That tells you how serious they are about abuses.
1 posted on 06/25/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
Sometime next week, the internal investigation will reveal that that they did nothing wrong...Time for the IRS to be shut down


2 posted on 06/25/2013 4:01:30 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: mandaladon
Finally we are getting a real picture of what the Government has become. And under King Obama, it will get worst.
3 posted on 06/25/2013 4:04:59 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: darkwing104
Sometime next week, the internal investigation will reveal that that they did nothing wrong.

Yes, someone has already been given a large raise and bonus... which means the 'investigation' is O-VAR and all of them are blameless.

4 posted on 06/25/2013 4:05:06 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: mandaladon
To tell you how jaded I have become, that doesn't surprise or disturb me anymore. It's like SWAT teams showing up at the wrong house and killing dogs and people.

Commonplace, nothing to see here.

5 posted on 06/25/2013 4:05:41 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: mandaladon

how weird this is just what i use my irs card for too except i get cash advances to pay the hookers


6 posted on 06/25/2013 4:07:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: mandaladon

Not surprisingly, after other stories like this, I’m hearing from more friends of mine who are conservative or libertarian leaning that they plan to latch onto the government teet and drain everything they can before the system inevitably collapses. Their belief being that there are so many parasites on the host that you are foolish not to use the system to your advantage to prepare.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 4:08:45 PM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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Maybe it is a good time for a little golf in Africa?


8 posted on 06/25/2013 4:14:44 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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To: mandaladon
Two IRS credit cards were used to buy online pornography, though the employees said the cards were stolen.

Yeah ... right.

9 posted on 06/25/2013 4:17:41 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: mandaladon

These are the same assholes that want us to keep exemplorary accounting records of our every purchase.

Time to start hanging these traitors.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 4:32:12 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: mandaladon

I don’t see the problem here.

After all, name one socialist worker’s paradise where the nomenklatura are accountable to the proletariat.

Just one.

(/s)


11 posted on 06/25/2013 4:36:32 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: unixfox
These are the same assholes that want us to keep exemplorary accounting records of our every purchase.

"One thing is true of all governments – their most reliable records are tax records."


12 posted on 06/25/2013 4:58:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: mandaladon
A word for the IRS

AUDIT

13 posted on 06/25/2013 5:03:55 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Any funds not covered by receipts of that $108,000,000.00 needs to come out of the budget. And don’t give me that I lost them crap, call the credit company.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 5:06:15 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel
A word for the IRS

Adios


15 posted on 06/25/2013 5:06:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: mandaladon
ObamaNation's "transparent" fundamental change.

Elections have consequences.

16 posted on 06/25/2013 5:55:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: mandaladon

Private sector America gets economically gang banged 24/7 by government.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 6:21:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: unixfox
These are the same assholes that want us to keep exemplorary accounting records of our every purchase. Time to start hanging these traitors.

Start at the top, like the Nuremberg trials and work down to the bottom...After eliminating 40 percent of bloated corrupt government.

Lets put the investigative spotlight on those who work for governemnt....Lets monitor, investigate and spy on them.

Lets put Audio/Video cameras in ever single GD government office, which can be viewed by the the public 24/7. Take the doors off their GD offices!

Monitor their GD government cell phones, no more closed door meetings outside national security issues.

Every six months investigation their financial affairs, private activities find out what their hobbies are, where they travel to...Lets find out who they are taking to and associating with...Lets see their banking records.

18 posted on 06/25/2013 6:34:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mandaladon
The report said 94 employees were responsible for the purchases, including 22 workers who had done it more than once in a six-month period. However, the report said, none of the employees were disciplined

And, of course, all these purchases were somehow made tax-deductible....

19 posted on 06/26/2013 8:05:43 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: darkwing104

I’ll take it one step further...Shut down washington d.c.


20 posted on 06/26/2013 8:11:53 AM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessfull city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: Logical me
"poor oversight"...
21 posted on 06/26/2013 4:13:36 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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