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24 IRS Employees Steal More than $250,000 in Food Stamps, Welfare, & Housing Vouchers After Lying About Being Unemployed

Federal Prosecutors say twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
The IRS employees were indicted on charges that they illegally received more than $250,000 in benefits including unemployment insurance payments, food stamps, welfare, and housing vouchers, the U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said in a news release.

Prosecutors say 13 of the IRS employees face federal charges of lying about being unemployed while applying for or recertifying their government benefits. They each face up to five years in prison if convicted of making false statements to receive the benefits.

Eleven others face state charges of theft of property over $1,000, a felony that can carry a sentence of probation up to 12 years in prison if they are convicted.

‘While these IRS employees were supposed to be serving the public, they were instead brazenly stealing from law-abiding American taxpayers,’ U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton said in a statement.
Those charged range in ages from 28 to 64.

They include residents of Memphis, Jackson, Tennessee, and Southaven, Mississippi.
‘The taxes that we pay are supposed to support our nation and assist individuals in need, not free-loaders who are gaming the system,’ said Amy Weirich, the district attorney for Shelby County.

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  • bastards

  • The communities these perps reside in tells the entire story. Many in the cities mentioned would have no problem with what they did. Gaming the system is a way of life.

  • They are just following their leaders example. Isn’t that why moochelle lost her liscence to practice law, it’s called fraud.

    • violater1

      Right you are ken! They both lost their bar rights to fraud and yet the criminals of illinois elected this jackass then he expanded his thuggery to national support of criminals bullying and illigal voters and paying for votes and voters with Soros money and nancy pelosi lying asss vetting of this animal while serving as speaker! She and all other democrats involved 4 years plus ago should be jailed and sentenced to death for treason!
      Darn good thing I am not going to be the next president for my term would be spent putting all of his followers in prison and many of them to death would be a priority one! Needless to say you know there would be no pardon for him or his wife for their conspiratory crimes! He would get death and she life in prison!

  • Schr0dingersD0g

    Assign a civilian panel to investigate these corrupt a holes. The throw the book at them!

    • violater1

      Agreed dog!

  • HongryHawg

    It’s called laying with dogs. Who’s surprised at the fleas?

  • start with the ineligible treasonous musmutt traitor ovomit/satan and his unamerican lawless,useless,treasonous adminstration,they have all been lying,cheating,stealing the amercan taxpayers for yrs

  • TexRancher

    Will we see these crooks prosecuted and jailed as they should be or will they turn out to be among Obama’s favored people? We know he favors tax cheats. Look at his party!
    If he obstructs their prosecution, then he probably will transfer them to some other higher government job!

    • Chicot

      Given the locations this happened, the crooks are most probably Eric Holders friends and like TexR said they will wind up with much better jobs plus get to keep their food stamps.

  • Ross Fortificacion

    My guess this was not in the mainstream media. Anything that makes the government look bad is put in the news. This is because this might reflect on how corrupt the government has taken over and on the Obama administration.

  • Some really ethical federal employees.

  • JJM123

    Hang em high. Strip away everything they gained as our employees.

    • Rattlerjake

      Anyone who uses their position in government at any level for deliberate criminal/corrupt activity should be hanged and all assets confiscated. Why waste more money housing and feeding them in jail?

      • JJM123

        Agreed, Traitors of our trust deserve just punishments. However, some level of the Severity of the activity should determine public hanging by the neck vs by the wrists (or stocks) for a prolonged period.

      • jonkerk11

        You would have to hang an awful lot of politicians-of both parties.

  • George

    Since they were game-fully and actively employed by the IRA all charges should be doubled.

  • johnhorse

    ovomit voters for sure.

  • Sagebrush6

    ‘The taxes that we pay are supposed to support our nation and assist individuals in need, not free-loaders who are gaming the system,’ said Amy Weirich, the district attorney for Shelby County.

    Shouldn’t this include our politicians also ?

  • jonkerk11

    They will probably go through a great punishment. Like the majority of politicians and their friends when caught doing in fraud, theft ir something worthy of imprisonment they may go through the draconian punishment of having to pay it back!

  • seaofteamerican

    Throw the damn book at ’em as they don’t care who they step on least of all the law abiding working p/t or f/t tax payers and seniors that have worked all their lives paying into the system that they seem to have no problem stealing from. Once a thief always a thief!

  • Hell, it’s nothing compared to what the Muslim-Marxist and his lesbo, homo communists are stealing with their totalitarian plan of taxing the middle class into oblivion! WAKE UP, RISE UP, WISE UP!

  • GEORGE MORRISON

    is it no wonder we have what we have in the white house…….and its only going to get worse

  • pointman49

    I want to see their pictures~!!~It is a public record~!!