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  • Leona Sharpton

    11/20/2014 5:25:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-20-14 | Editorial
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is perhaps best known these days for his MSNBC show. This provides viewers with a daily diet of its host misreading his teleprompter and egregiously overusing the phrase, “I mean, what is he talking about?” But there is much more to Sharpton than his left-leaning political worldview and unimpressive TV skills. He rose to national prominence in the 1980s when he falsely accused white law enforcement officials of raping a teenage African-American girl. After that, he moved on to incite anti-Semitic violence in Brooklyn and Harlem. This was his preparation for a later bid for the...
  • Woman arrested for allegedly seeking fake $94 million tax refund

    10/01/2014 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wbstv ^ | staff
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. — State investigators have arrested a woman accused of seeking a tax refund of more than $94 million. Now investigators say they are looking for the woman's relative, whom they say also filed a fake tax return. Channel 2 Action News was at a Cobb County supermarket as Brigitte Jackson was arrested at the bank counter inside the store. “It doesn’t matter if it’s $94 or $94 million. We’re going to go after you and hold you accountable,” said Georgia Department of Revenue Special Investigations Chief Josh Waites.
  • Beanie Baby billionaire balks at the Big House

    07/11/2014 3:46:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7-10-14 | Kim Janssen
    Lawyers for billionaire Beanie Baby creator and convicted tax cheat Ty Warner say he’s “a self-made man with a generous heart” and a federal judge was right not to send him to the big house. Prosecutors were left fuming in January after Warner was handed just two years probation and 500 hours community service for hiding $100 million in secret Swiss bank accounts to con the IRS. In February, they asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to order Warner be resentenced. But attorneys for the 69-year-old Oak Brook toy industry titan argued in a 57-page court filing Thursday...
  • States: Spike in Tax Fraud Against Doctors

    04/22/2014 1:00:39 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    KrebsOnSecurity ^ | 04/22/2014 | Krebs
    An unusual number of physicians in several U.S. states are just finding out that they’ve been victimized by tax return fraud this year, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. An apparent spike in tax fraud cases against medical professionals is fueling speculation that the crimes may have been prompted by a data breach at some type of national organization that certifies or provides credentials for physicians. Scott Colby, executive vice president of the New Hampshire Medical Society, said he started hearing from physicians in his state about a week ago, when doctors who were just filing their tax returns began receiving notices from...
  • IRS Sent 343 Refunds Worth $156K to 1 Address—in Shanghai, China

    11/07/2013 8:51:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 7, 2013 - 4:27 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    A new audit-report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) shows that the IRS sent at least 343 potentially fraudulent tax returns in 2011 to the same, single address in Shanghai, China, for a total of $156,533 in tax refunds. The same report also shows that 655 potentially fraudulent tax refunds totaling $220,489 were sent to the same address in Kaunas, Lithuania. Other potentially fraudulent refunds, 580 of them, were sent to the same address in Orlando, Fla.; 355 to the same address in Lakewood, Colo; and another 291 to another single address in Orlando, Fla. In total,...
  • Will Israel be the World's First ‘No Cash’ Society?

    09/17/2013 2:23:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    INN ^ | 9/17/2013, 9:38 PM | David Lev
    The government on Tuesday authorized establishment of a committee that will examine ways to eliminate cash from the Israeli economy—the better to prevent citizens from cheating on their taxes. The committee will be chaired by Harel Locker, director of the Prime Minister’s Office. Cash is easily passed from individual to individual, and transactions using cash can take place without the tax man’s supervision. Not so electronic transactions; with modern computers, banks can keep tabs on how much people deposit into their accounts and how much they withdraw, while credit card companies have an up-to-the-second record of how much people spend....
  • Planned Parenthood now under nationwide investigation by GAO, Congressmen announce

    08/05/2013 6:41:09 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Aug 05, 2013 20:05 EST | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The General Accounting Office (GAO) will investigate every dollar of federal funding going to Planned Parenthood, as well as other organizations that support the liberalization of abortion laws, for potential fraud. The GAO will investigate the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Guttmacher Institute, the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), the Population Council, and Advocates for Youth. The “comprehensive” report will list every service performed and every federal dollar allocated, four Congressmen announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Rep. Kingston: End Child Tax Credits for Illegal Aliens

    08/01/2013 1:17:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 01 Aug 2013 | Melanie Batley and John Bachman
    Rep. Jack Kingston has introduced a bill to stop illegal immigrants from receiving child tax credits saying the current system is "absurd" and riddled with fraud. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, the Georgia Republican said the measure could save the taxpayer between $3 billion and $4 billion a year at a time when lawmakers are trying to find ways to decrease the size of the deficit. "What has happened is that illegal aliens have been given the right to claim child tax credit and it's so bad that one guy in Indianapolis was discovered he had claimed 20...
  • IRS center that reviews info from illegal workers still plagued by "chaos"

    07/25/2013 7:14:17 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    WTHR ^ | Jul 23, 2013 | Bob Segall/13 Investigates
    AUSTIN, TX - If Howard Antelis looks familiar, it's because he's the guy who blew the whistle on the IRS. "I'm horrified and ashamed and embarrassed by what I've seen," the veteran IRS tax examiner told 13 Investigates last summer. "We've been allowing the U.S. taxpayer to get robbed for years now... and we should all be outraged at what's going on." Antelis, along with a tax preparer in central Indiana, helped WTHR expose massive fraud involving the IRS. Eyewitness News discovered the federal agency had been giving away billions of dollars in improper tax credits to undocumented workers. Making...
  • Florida's 'First Lady' of tax refund fraud gets 21 years in prison

    07/17/2013 11:34:29 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/17/13 | Jessica Jerreat
    A mother of three, who taunted authorities to catch her as she stole about $20 million from the IRS, has been jailed for 21 years. Rashia Wilson, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft earlier this year, admitted to stealing more than $3 million but the figure is believed to be much higher. Tampa police were first alerted to the fraud in 2010 when they noticed a drop in drug dealing in the area.
  • Michael Bloomberg gun control group site registered to N.Y.C.

    06/24/2013 1:46:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2013 | Maggie Haberman and Steve Friess
    The name “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” is well known as Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control arm, which he spends his personal fortune through on ads. Yet the group’s website is registered to, and handled by, official city government servers and staffers. Domain names for MAIG were registered in 2006 by the New York City Department of Information and Technology, and have remained on official city web servers ever since.Yet the group’s “action fund,” through which he has piped at least $14 million of his own money in ads over gun control this year alone, is registered as a 501c4, a nonprofit “social...
  • ILLEGAL Immigrants Receive $Billions Yearly via IRS Loophole INCOME TAX FRAUD

    06/13/2013 10:16:23 AM PDT · by DHerion · 5 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Published on May 4, 2012
    IRS Refunds $4 Billion Child Tax Credits Per Year to Illegal Immigrants Whose Kids Do Not Live in US
  • Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept.

    05/16/2013 9:49:00 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department. Connect with NYTMetro Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and conversation. Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report. It requires officials to make public any significant sources of income. The disclosure of the agreement that Ms. Abedin made with the State Department comes as her husband, former...
  • Investigate Employer Who Filed 37,375 Bad W-2s in One Year

    04/24/2013 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    I have a challenge for members of Congress now vowing that the federal government will enforce the immigration laws in the future if we just let them take the illegal aliens in the United States today and put them on a "pathway to citizenship." It is this: Investigate the employer who -- according to the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration (SSA) -- filed 37,375 inaccurate W-2s in tax year 2005. In fact, investigate all employers who have similarly filed massive numbers of bad W-2s. Forget the employers who filed 100, 200 or even 500 bad...
  • NC Democratic chair owes $286,000 in back taxes

    03/01/2013 11:36:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    ap ^ | February 28, 2013 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Court records show the new head of the North Carolina Democratic Party owes nearly $286,000 in back taxes and penalties. Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller was elected party chair earlier this month, pledging to rebuild an organization still reeling from defeats at the ballot box in November.
  • ID theft fuels ‘tsunami’ of tax fraud in South Florida

    10/21/2012 1:39:13 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 5 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 10/20/12 | Jay Weaver
    Stealing IDs off the Internet has become easier than swiping candy from a convenience store. Consider the case of Rodney St. Fleur, who was recently charged with taking the names of 26,000 people from public databases, including prison inmates. He obtained their Social Security numbers through online LexisNexis research services at his employer’s law office in North Miami Beach, according to a search warrant. Authorities say some of St. Fleur’s information ended up in the hands of Frantz Pierre, a one-time North Miami gang member who was arrested at his seven-bedroom Parkland home last week. Pierre is accused of heading...
  • First lady of tax fraud arrested in raid (Tampa,FL)

    09/19/2012 9:27:45 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 11 replies
    FOX 13 News - Tampa FL ^ | 9/19/12 | Kristin Wright
    Law enforcement agents raided a house Wednesday and got a big break in their effort to stop a tax fraud epidemic, arresting people they say have been pioneers in creating and executing tax return fraud on a massive scale in the Tampa Bay area. The house is in the 10000 block of Dunscore Cottage Way in Wimauma. It's where authorities say they found a woman known on the street as the "first lady of tax fraud." She is 26-year-old Rashia Wilson, and investigators say she is considered an organizer and recruiter in many of the tax refund schemes that have...
  • Charlotte, N.C., woman accused in tax scheme approaching $3.8 million

    08/11/2012 8:34:45 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 40 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/11/12 | Meghan Cooke
    A Charlotte, N.C., woman has been accused in a tax scheme to defraud the government of more than $3.8?million. In court documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, 40-year-old Candida Mayo Figueroa was named as a suspect. Federal authorities said the U.S. Postal Service intercepted an "extraordinarily large number" of mailings from the U.S. Treasury Department that appeared to contain checks going to several apartments close to one another in Charlotte. The Postal Service alerted investigators because the names on the mail were people not known to receive mail at those addresses. Authorities said much of the mail was sent...
  • IRS told employees to ignore potential fraud in program used by immigrants

    08/09/2012 4:29:03 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8 Aug 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS supervisors ignored employees who tried to warn agency higher-ups of fraud in a program designed to collect taxes from immigrants, resulting in the agency paying out potentially bogus refunds, according to an official audit released Wednesday. The Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said the IRS is too focused on getting out refunds quickly rather than getting them only to qualified taxpayers. Auditors also said the agency eliminated some methods employees had used to figure out questionable refund requests and doesn’t have the right training or tools to screen out bogus identity documents when immigrants apply for taxpayer...
  • IRS missing billions in ID theft

    08/02/2012 8:19:31 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    AP/pioneer press ^ | 8-2-12 | josh lederman
    WASHINGTON—The Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years. The IRS is detecting far fewer fraudulent tax refund claims than actually occur, according to a government audit that warned the widespread problem could undermine public trust in the U.S. tax system. Although the IRS detected about 940,000 fraudulent returns for last year claiming $6.5 billion in refunds, there were potentially another 1.5...
  • Broward woman sentenced to six years in tax-refund scam linked to U.S. Marine

    07/12/2012 6:48:40 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 9 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 7/12/12 | Jay Weaver
    A Broward County woman was sentenced Thursday to nearly six years in prison for stealing the identities of U.S. Marines and others in a tax-refund scam designed to trick the Internal Revenue Service into sending her thousands of dollars. Dorothy Boulin, 29, of Coral Springs, plotted with a Marine from North Miami who allegedly supplied her with the stolen IDs of fellow Marines while he was stationed in Afghanistan, according to charges filed in federal court. (SNIP) According to the charges, Boulin used an electronic IRS number — typically issued to legitimate tax preparers — on her home computer to...
  • Obama's Foursome

    01/25/2010 8:06:44 AM PST · by opentalk · 396+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1.25.10 | The Prowler
    MEN OF HONOR Apparently, if you want to cheat on your wife or spurn the mother of your unborn child, cover up and easily settle your institution's criminal efforts to help Americans avoid paying their federal income taxes, or just avoid paying your own fair share, the place to be is on President Barack Obama's economic-recovery advisory board. Because that's where Robert Wolf, chief executive of UBS Group Americas, the U.S. arm of one of Switzerland's largest banks, UBS AG, sits, as do Charles E. Phillips, President of Oracle Corporation, Peter Orszag, the director of the Office of Management of...
  • IRS struggles to keep up amid surge in tax fraud

    07/05/2012 6:37:34 AM PDT · by MrChips · 32 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 28, 2012 | Blake Ellis
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The IRS identified roughly two million tax returns that were potentially fraudulent last year, a sharp increase that has the agency struggling to keep up. The agency's fraud detection system identified more than one million returns as being potentially fraudulent -- up 72% from the previous year -- according to a mid-year report to Congress from the Taxpayer Advocate Service, the taxpayer watchdog arm of the IRS. (more . . . )http://money.cnn.com//2012/06/28/pf/taxes/irs-tax-fraud/index.htm?section=money_mostpopular FOR PREVIOUS POSTS ON THIS TOPIC, GO HERE: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2902951/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2902940/posts
  • IRS announces reform following WTHR investigation

    06/23/2012 7:32:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    WTHR ^ | Jun 22, 2012 | Bob Segall
    INDIANAPOLIS - Following a four-month investigation by Eyewitness News, the IRS has announced a major change designed to reduce fraud by undocumented workers who file tax returns. Beginning immediately, the IRS says applications for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) must include original documentation, such as passports or birth certificates, to prove identity and foreign citizenship. ITINs are issued to people who are not eligible to obtain a social security number, and they allow noncitizens to file tax returns with the IRS. The IRS says it is making the change to strengthen its ITIN application requirements, and today's announcement comes after...
  • Planned Parenthood targets Romney with new swing-state ad buy blitz (and so it begins)

    05/30/2012 10:40:07 AM PDT · by LUV W · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Fox News
    Planned Parenthood, endorsing President Obama Wednesday morning, went after Mitt Romney out of the gate with a new ad buy in crucial swing states accusing the Republican candidate of undermining women's rights. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/30/planned-parenthood-targets-romney-with-new-swing-state-ad-buy/#ixzz1wNMGXP3G
  • Hiring illegal immigrants will cost tree company $2 million

    05/21/2012 8:05:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2012 | Susan Carroll
    A tree-trimming company based in Houston reached a $2 million settlement agreement with the Department of Homeland Security that will allow it to avoid criminal prosecution for hiring illegal immigrants, officials announced Friday. The agreement capped an investigation into ABC Professional Tree Services Inc. that dates to early 2008, when Homeland Security Investigations agents in Alabama were tipped off that the company was hiring illegal immigrants. The company, which trims trees and vegetation for electric utilities in more than a dozen states, made about $2 million between 2005 and 2011 from the work of illegal immigrants, according to the U.S....
  • $4 Billion/Year Government Sanctioned FRAUD SCHEME

    05/09/2012 11:21:15 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 1 replies
    WTHR-TV, NBC affiliate in Indianapolis ^ | Unknown | WTHR-TV Indianapolis
    Blood pressure a bit low? Click on the link and spend just under 7 minutes watching this BLOOD-BOILING investigative report by an NBC affiliate on a $4 BILLION/YEAR tax scam in which the Congress and IRS appear to be complicit. Might want to forward this on to YOUR congresscritters. PS: If the goal of the One Worlders is to bankrupt the US and shuttle our resources to turd -- er -- third world countries so they can "catch up" (and it is!), this scam is tailor-made.
  • Investigating the IRS: Why it gives billions to illegal immigrants (Tax loophole cost billions)

    05/07/2012 2:02:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    wthr.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | wthr.com
    Investigating the IRS: Why it gives billions to illegal immigrants INDIANAPOLIS - Why are many illegal immigrants getting a bigger tax refund than you? Blame it on the IRS and a massive tax loophole that's now being exposed by Eyewitness News. 13 Investigates has found the IRS is giving away your tax dollars to illegal workers and people who don't even live in the United States - and the problem is costing billions! We want you to see exactly where your money is going and why the IRS is allowing it to happen. From the homes of illegal workers in...
  • Obama touts Buffet Rule? IRS sues Warren Buffet’s NetJets Inc. for $366.3 million

    04/11/2012 2:01:39 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 8 replies
    InsideCounsel ^ | 3/2/12 | By Julie Beck
    you’re going to mess with the IRS, you should probably make sure you’ve paid your taxes first. That’s the moral you can extract from the tale of Warren Buffet’s private aircraft company, NetJets Inc, so far. In November 2011, NetJets, owned by Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., sued the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for $642.7 million in allegedly illegally imposed ticket taxes and penalties. Now, four months later, the IRS is suing NetJets for $366.3 million in unpaid taxes.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley to be indicted for tax fraud?

    03/30/2012 6:47:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/3012 | Rick Moran
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley may be in trouble with the IRS. Specifically, the investigation that is currently underway centers on a Sikh temple built by her father, that she managed the finances for as late as 2003. Fraud is alleged in the handling of the contracts. Palmetto Public Record: ___________________________ Two well-placed legal experts have independently told Palmetto Public Record they expect the U.S. Department of Justice to issue an indictment against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on charges of tax fraud as early as this week. A highly ranked federal official has also privately confirmed rumblings of an...
  • Man illegally in US arrested in tax scam Man illegally in US arrested in tax scam

    03/06/2012 8:20:35 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 6, 2012 | Associated Press
    KENNER, La. (AP) — Kenner police have arrested an illegal immigrant living in LaPlace in connection with a fraudulent tax scam. Police said Tuesday that $20,000 was seized as evidence from his vehicle.
  • Romney Failed to Disclose Swiss Bank Account Income

    01/26/2012 2:32:38 PM PST · by Raebie · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/26/2012 | MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS
    Mitt Romney's campaign is amending the financial disclosure form he filed in 2011 to acknowledge that a Romney trust earned interest income from a Swiss bank account, a detail that had been missing from the report. "An amendment is being filed to address this minor discrepancy," a campaign official told ABC News in an email Thursday in response to questions about the apparent omission. "The inescapable fact is that by releasing over 600 pages of information regarding his finances, Mitt Romney is clearly coming down on the side of disclosure," said Andrea Saul, a campaign spokeswoman, in a subsequent statement....
  • The Federal ID that Pays Illegal Aliens Billions a Year

    11/28/2011 7:06:21 AM PST · by safetysign · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/26/2011 | Joe Guzzardi
    Established 15 years ago, the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number [ITIN] is a seemingly innocuous administrative requirement that the Internal Revenue Service assigns to anyone who is employed and pays taxes. According to the IRS website, the numbers are used for federal tax reporting only. But since ITINs, as they are commonly known, are issued to wage earners regardless of immigration status, they’ve frequently been abused by the aliens who hold them. Although the real estate crisis is fading from our memory, it’s important to recall that the ITIN was the vehicle used in lieu of Social Security numbers, which then...
  • Need More Taxpayers ? Let's Start With Mother Jones!

    07/19/2011 8:59:01 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 10 replies
    The One and Only FRee Republic | 7/19/11 | Alan Levy
    One of the few Congress Critters I still have respect for is the junior Senator from my home state of Florida, Marco Rubio. Senator Rubio is the only one who seems to understand a basic truth--- The Regime doesn't need taxpayers to pay more, it needs more people paying taxes. (Why can't this guy be the Senate Minority Leader instead of that has-been Rectal Itch McConnell ? Another rant for another time.) Hmmm....where can we find more taxpayers ? In order to pay taxes, an individual or group must have an income. There are no jobs out there. Chairman Obama's...
  • EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW W/ DEBT COLLECTOR WHO FOUND OBAMA ALIAS HARRISON J BOUNELL RELATED TO MICHELLE O

    05/26/2011 7:44:09 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 66 replies
    Rick ^ | May 19, 2011
    EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DEBT COLLECTOR WHO FOUND OBAMA ALIAS HARRISON J BOUNELL WHO IS RELATED TO MICHELLE OBAMA Barack Obama / Barry Sotero / Harrison J Bounel Blatant Real Estate / Tax Fraud? LONG LEGGED MAC DADDY has even more names. Harrison J Bounell J Harrison Bounell 5046 South Greenwood Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60615 This address where real estate fraud has been committed is owned by Judge Jane L Stuart. Obamanation’s book keeper Esquire Harvey Weinberg cooked the books on this fraudulent Real Estate deal for Obamanation at the tune of about 1.23 million dollars. SS#042-68-4425 Real Estate and Tax...
  • IRS staff committed tax credit fraud--More than 100 workers filed claims

    05/23/2011 8:41:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 23, 2011 | Stephan Dinan
    More than 100 employees of the Internal Revenue Service cheated the government by fraudulently claiming a first-time homebuyer tax credit included in the 2008 and 2009 economic stimulus packages, according to federal investigators. The Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, in several reports over the past few years, has identified a total of 128 IRS employees who claimed the credit but who also made other claims that showed they either weren’t first-time buyers or bought their homes outside the eligibility period for the credit, which was worth up to $8,000. Meanwhile, one other IRS employee has been charged with...
  • Planned Parenthood’s millions still missing

    04/06/2011 6:50:26 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2011 | Rita Diller
    Last June, we broke the story titled “Planned Parenthood’s missing millions” that fo- cused on $1.3 billion of government money received by Planned Parenthood from 2003 to 2008, which was left unaccounted for when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the expenditures of federal funds by the abortion giant. Our question to Planned Parenthood was: Where are those missing millions? The Florida-based political “fact checker” Politifact joined with Planned Parenthood in a March 25 report headlined “Planned Parenthood funding: Did the GAO really find millions missing?” It attempted to exonerate the abortion giant’s lack of transparency in...
  • House Censures Charles Rangel; Ex-Ways and Means Chair DID Profit From Corruption

    12/02/2010 3:48:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 2, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    On the House floor tonight, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) again asserted that he did not personally gain from the acts of which he is accused, notwithstanding the fact that he failed to report, or pay taxes on, rental income received from his Dominican Republic beach house. Rangel seems to believe that if you repeatedly say something, it becomes true, no matter how absurd. After we exposed this tax evasion, we took an even closer look at Rangel's finances and history. In September 2009, we filed a Complaint with the Ethics Committee alleging that Rangel hid more income from a six-unit...
  • We Welcome Charles Rangel Censure, But Criminal Prosecution Must Follow

    12/02/2010 12:02:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 2, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
      Today's imminent censure of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) is the result of Ethics Committee investigations that went much further than we expected, even after we exposed Rangel's failure to pay taxes on income from his Dominican Republic beach house and his acceptance of corporate-funded Caribbean junkets.Rangel filed the ethics complaint against himself in late 2008. He no doubt expected the Committee to cover up for him, fulfilling the same role it has played during Rangel's 40 years in Congress. Rangel seems amazed that the accusations against him could result in his censure. Perhaps he feels betrayed by the...
  • Christie Veto Shuts Down Abortion Clinics in NJ

    09/23/2010 7:17:29 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 157 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/23/2010 | Daniel Foster
    Part of Gov. Chris Christie’s belt-tightening plan for New Jersey was the termination of $7.5 million in public funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, a decision Democrats in the legislature countermanded with a bill that cleared the Senate with a 30-10 vote — sufficient to override a veto. But when that veto came and the Democrats scheduled an override vote, Republicans in the legislature backed down, and the measure failed 23-17.
  • The Scam Artist at the Ground Zero Mosque

    09/22/2010 8:32:40 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 21 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 22, 2010 | Rael Jean Isaac
    While there has been much emotion and argument over the proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, it has largely swirled over issues that miss the nature and significance of the issues involved. Thus we hear endless variations on the theme “How can a moderate imam whose stated goal is to promote healing in the wake of 9/11 be so insensitive to the feelings of those who lost those they loved at the hands of Islamic fanatics?” But, as the public is slowly learning, Imam Rauf is no moderate and bridge-building is not his agenda. The project with which Rauf...
  • Embryonic stem cells: Outmoded science

    09/18/2010 6:06:16 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 16, 2010 | By Matt Bowma
    ... Human embryonic stem cell research is the $10,000 toilet seat of the 21st century. Years ago, science created a cell that appears to be, in the words of an MIT study published last month, "virtually identical" to an embryonic stem cell but is cheaper, promises better compatibility to patients and kills no embryos. These new induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) "do all the things embryonic stem cells do," explains the father of human embryonic stem cells James Thomson. Harvard's David Scadden agrees that iPSC technology "is absolutely changing the field." IPSCs "perhaps even eliminate the need for human embryos...
  • Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Rauf is a no-show in New Jersey court

    09/15/2010 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/15/10 | Tom Topousis
    While the Imam behind plans for a mosque near Ground Zero was jetting around the globe and advocating for his Downtown project, a pair of dilapidated apartment buildings he owns in New Jersey fell into such disrepair that cops have to stand watch in the event of a fire. The fire watch, at taxpayer expense, was revealed during a court hearing today when Union City lawyers asked to have two buildings owned by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf placed into receivership so that rent s could be used to fix dozens of violations, including inoperable alarms and sprinklers. Rauf skipped today’s
  • FoxNews: Judge Won't Let Stem Cell Money Keep Flowing

    09/07/2010 10:46:15 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 09-07-2010
    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has turned down the Justice Department's request to temporarily delay his order that could shut down federal funding for some stem cell research. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth on Tuesday turned down federal officials' request for a stay. Lamberth blocked federal dollars from going to certain stem cell research on grounds the research could violate a law prohibiting use of taxpayer dollars in work that destroys a human embryo. ...
  • I.R.S. Looks at Finances of Bay Area Clinic [ IRS ]

    09/05/2010 5:57:00 AM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | Published: September 2, 2010 | By KATHARINE MIESZKOWSKI
    The criminal division of the Internal Revenue Service is looking into the finances of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate... ... Agents for the criminal division of the I.R.S. interviewed a former employee of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate on Tuesday at the Oakland field office, in response to a complaint he had lodged. That informant, who declined to be named for fear of how it might affect his future job prospects, said he raised concerns about the financial relationship between the organization and its political arm, as well as about accounting practices. ... [Author's email} kmieszkowski@baycitizen.org
  • Obama Justice Dept Seeks Stay of Order Nixing NIH Embryonic Stem Cell Funding

    09/03/2010 11:49:05 AM PDT · by topher · 1 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 2, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Thursday September 2, 2010 Obama Justice Dept Seeks Stay of Order Nixing NIH Embryonic Stem Cell Funding By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., September 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Justice Department is requesting a federal judge stay his order stopping the National Institute of Health’s embryo-destroying stem-cell research pending an appeal, saying that cutting off the money to scientists would harm their research efforts.   Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled last week that embryonic stem cell research projects funded by the NIH violate the Dickey-Wicker amendment, which prohibits...
  • Congressmen Seek to Undermine Embryonic Stem Cell Ruling by Changing Law

    08/30/2010 1:36:41 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 30, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday August 30, 2010 Congressmen Seek to Undermine Embryonic Stem Cell Ruling by Changing Law Senate aide: codifying Obama order "wouldn't do the trick" By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., August 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Members in both chambers of U.S. Congress are angling to alter federal law in order to undermine a district court judge's temporary injunction that effectively puts a stop to the onset of taxpayer-funded embryonic stem-cell research.U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled last Monday that Obama's March 2009 Executive Order, which permitted public funds for the research involving the destruction of embryonic human beings, directly conflicted with...
  • Rep. Rangel dares House to expel him

    08/10/2010 1:19:01 PM PDT · by Justaham · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-10-10 | Jordan Fabian and Susan Crabtree
    Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel defended himself on the House floor Tuesday, daring members to expel him. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) maintained that he did not intentionally break any House rules and complained about the investigation and trial process conducted by the House ethics panel, which has brought 13 charges against him. "It may be stupid, it may be negligent, but it's not corrupt," Rangel said in a meandering speech that lasted more than 30 minutes. In professing his innocence of all charges, Rangel also invited the ethics panel and House to take its shot at expelling him. "I'm not asking...
  • South Florida jail scams turn IRS into ATM

    02/22/2010 12:03:26 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 15 replies · 839+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/21/10 | Cammy Clark
    Inmates at a South Florida jail were masters at picking Uncle Sam's pocket, filing for more than $1 million in bogus tax refunds. Now the feds are fighting back.(snip)Detainees turned the IRS into their own private ATM, filing for about $1 million in fraudulent refunds. Before the scam was uncovered, they hauled in as much as $100,000 for themselves, their friends and relatives, say past and present law-enforcement officials. It was easy money. ``I was shocked that inmates could steal from the IRS that easily and that blatantly and not be prosecuted. Even when the case was handed to them...
  • Drug raid uncovers massive tax fraud scheme (illegal immigrants filing taxes)

    02/06/2010 9:16:55 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 21 replies · 1,567+ views
    Gadsden Times (AL) ^ | 2/5/10 | Lisa Rogers
    An income tax fraud scheme discovered during a drug raid Thursday night is expected to lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal tax refunds. “I wouldn’t be surprised it went into the millions,” Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said during a news conference Friday. Agents went to a mobile home on Sligo Road, just off Egypt Road in the Rockledge community, Thursday night to raid a suspected methamphetamine distribution ring and discovered more evidence than expected in the tax scheme.