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IRS Para-Military Gestapo Raids on Small Conservative Owned Businesses

Jan Morgan
 

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UPDATE: TODAY THE IRS APOLOGIZES… too little too late for many of the business owners whose lives and businesses were destroyed by their criminal tactics..

My documentary reveals a pattern of para-military gestapo tactics used by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and Justice Department against Conservative American citizens in states across this country.

Conservative small business owners across the country were targeted. In some cases, the IRS seized and held bank accounts for years without bringing charges, which destroyed businesses and the lives of the business owners.

According to the Chairman of the Institute on Constitutional Policy, the Constitutional rights of these citizens and private business owers have been violated and there was more than sufficient evidence for a Congresional House investigation.

Hundreds of people were interviewed in order to portray an accurate description of these unconstitutional raids.

UPDATE:
IRS apologizes for using bank secrecy law to seize accounts of law-abiding small businesses
Under pressure from Congress, the IRS has apologized for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because they structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.
The business owners’ alleged crime: They routinely made bank deposits of less than $10,000. That allowed them to avoid reporting requirements designed to catch drug dealers and money launderers. Koskinen told Congress Wednesday the tax agency is changing its policies to prevent the seizures, as long as the money came from legal means. (AP Photo, File)

Today in Washington, under pressure by Congress, the IRS said it is changing its policies and apologizing for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because they structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.

Their alleged crime: routinely making bank deposits of less than $10,000. That allowed the business owners to avoid reporting requirements designed to catch money launderers.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress that the IRS is changing policies to prevent the seizures, as long as the money came from legal means.

“To anyone who is not treated fairly under the code, I apologize,” Koskinen told the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee. “Taxpayers have to be comfortable that they will be treated fairly.”

By law, bank transactions above $10,000 must be reported to the IRS. It’s a felony, called “structuring,” to manage transactions to avoid the reporting requirement, even if the money is legally earned.

In some cases, the IRS seized and held bank accounts for years without bringing charges.

The IRS has too much power to seize assets, even if the agency doesn’t have adequate evidence of a crime.

“The IRS doesn’t have to give notice to the account-holder before seizing the assets. And the IRS doesn’t have to prove that the person is actually guilty of anything — just that the account probably is involved in structuring,” Roskam said.

Georgia gun shop owner Andrew Clyde said he didn’t know about the reporting law when he got an insurance policy that only covered losses up to $10,000 if they happened outside his store in Athens.

Clyde and three other business owners appeared before Roskam’s subcommittee Wednesday to recount how the IRS had seized their bank accounts.

Because of his insurance policy, Clyde said, he didn’t like carrying more than $10,000 in cash between his store and the bank.

As a result, Clyde said, he made 109 transactions between May 2012 and March 2013, totaling $940,313. A month later, he said he was visited by two IRS agents who accused him of structuring those deposits to avoid the reporting law. They said the account had been seized.

“I was never so afraid in my life,” said Clyde,” a former Marine who did three tours in Iraq. “I trembled when they left.”

Clyde said he was never accused of evading taxes or of illegally obtaining the money. Yet, he said, the IRS filed a civil complaint against him and made several offers to settle the case by forcing him to forfeit large portions of his money.

In August, three days before the scheduled start of a civil trial initiated by the IRS, Clyde agreed to forfeit $50,000 in order to get the rest of his money back. Clyde said his legal bills totaled almost $150,000.

“This was my tactical retreat, so I could live to fight another day,” Clyde told the subcommittee. “And that day is today.”

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  • No surprise here. This administration started illegally with Obama. Continued with people that should have been in jail for tax evasion and then went down hill from there. Holder has arrested many honest gun dealers and the like for his master King Barry.

    • WAKE UP PEOPLE. This is a deflection to take away attention from Benghazi. Obama thinks that he can avoid punishment about the IRS abuse. He CANNOT find a way out of the Benghazi mess.
      Focus. Make sure that BOTH of these abuses are FULLY investigated.

      • And the AP scandal, the Boston Bomber, Fast and furious etc.

        • You will know the ONE scandal he wants to avoid. It will be the one that the LSM is carefully avoiding saying ANYTHING ABOUT. It will be the one that he knows he is MOST vulnerable to being punished.
          And remember, the LSM and the unions and the black community will NEVER stop backing him. If you had video of him admitting what destruction he planned to do, they would not believe it.

          • I agree with you to a extent that most will not. But, a few will each time he pulls his stunts. We will never get all but, we can can get a few each time.

  • NymRod

    Welcome to Obama’s America.

  • Zepp

    Not surprised. I about died laughing when Obama said this wouldn’t be tolerated. Yeah right….like he didn’t know about it.

    • blommelr

      What he would not tolerate is, “that they got caught and admitted to what they did.” not that they did it!!

    • This story missed one very important point. There should have been mentioned, the political activity of the individuals who were being accosted. I think you will find that EVERY ONE OF THEM had been actively supporting conservative candidates.
      That would indicate that this was retaliation for being an “enemy” of the democrats. The other thing that should have happened is that EVERY agent should have been identified. And if they refused to identify themselves, they should have been resisted with all force available. I assure you that Patrick Henry would have been resisting. Are you going to stand up against these brown shirts.
      What do you suppose they are going to do if you get up and walk out. Shoot you. That would make their situation extremely dangerous for THEM. NO, it is time to resist the devil and he will flee from you. We all know that they cannot do these things. And if we ALL stand up and go back to work, it would just be like the 16 open carriers who refused to obey illegal orders. Resist. Resist because if you don’t, you can see that it will cost you millions of dollars and they will NEVER give you back your property or your freedom.
      Right now, they know that they can intimidate. Don’t let them keep that idea.

  • JoeyO

    I am a conservative and proud to be a part of the Tea Party movement. In 2011 I was audited by the IRS. It took 19 months to finally satisfy their need of outrageous unnecessary documents. I was denied credit for proof of items needed 3 times before finally receiving a no chances made to my 2008 return. I sent the same info and copy’s every time… .

  • marineh2ominer

    Folks , get used to it , this is just the very beginning of what this country is coming to under the liberal progressives now in control . America is dead , if you want to be an American you will be a dead one . This is not the ONLY such raid , check out Gibson Guitar company , a half dozen farmers and horticultorers . To stop this the Internal Revenue Service will have to be shutdown , eliminated , and totally dismantled . This , more than any other reason is why we HAVE to go to a national sales tax and end all income tax and property taxes completely . CALL ALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES ABOUT THIS EVERY DAY , DAY AFTER DAY , THIS S–T has TO STOP .

    • Marineh, you observation of America is so correct as well as you position on the national sales tax. But I take it a step further, barring divine intervention, we are way past the point of no return. This country is so divided to the point of hate on all issues as if it is warfare. Our socialist government is quick to defend their deceit and pretend they had no knowledge of the wrong doings. This is how they are going to defeat us.

  • reggiec

    I wonder how many of those “low level” employees can be convinced to fall on their swords to protect Obama and the the elite in the Obama Administration that are responsible these scandals, before they realize in mass that they have been used like borrowed government mules… ridden hard, put away wet and sacrificed when needed.

  • RedMeatState

    this was a political action to try to put them all out of business!!! Now, who would be behind that???

  • DouglasDauntless

    B.O. and his regime has eased in a Police while the stupid public is asleep.

    • carolchristine

      They are asleep for one reason. They are uninformed by the corrupt main street media and also my local newspapers lean to the left. I think people have to start coming down on the CBS MSNBC ABC and CNN. They ignore everything that might be damaging to Obama and the DEMS. The Russian newspapers know more about what is going on here than we do.

  • Jed54

    American citizens are a free people, protected by the constitution of the United States. The IRS needs to be abolished. They are just as and equally full of s**t as the government as a whole. America will be brought down to the level as Venezuela, & Russia… By one stupid kenyean refugee…..

  • rp

    The IRS and Obama are going to depend upon one another. He needs them to steal as much money as they can for Obamacare. Get at those that they think have more money, the conservatives. Dry up their money source and they can’t put in money against the liberals at election time. Use them politically to intimidate any Republicans while letting the Dems keep theirs.

  • ArielMalek

    I wasn’t able to listen to the above video, but it adds fuel to the fire of my wonder about a formerly very successful company here in south Texas, the Scooter Store. They were the top company in the nation for offering power chairs to mobility-impaired seniors in conjunction with partial Medicare coverage of the costs under certain conditions. The Feds recently raided them and shut them down claiming Medicare fraud. And while I don’t know the company’s politics if any, I couldn’t help but wonder if the Obama Administration had come against them. I still don’t know but last night I met this young Christian woman who had worked for the Scooters store as had her husband. She said the charges against the SS were very bogus and based on false assumptions and charges by the media which the Feds took and ran with. She said Medicare just doesn’t want to help seniors find freedom and mobility beyond their bathroom and so has been denying claims for applications and putting like companies out of business.

    I have not had an opportunity to verify this story. But whether this is an example or not of the above story on the IRS, it very well be an example of the brute, raw power of the Federal government coming against private enterprises to shut them down when not to their liking.

    If anyone else has heard anything on this please post and share. Thanks, God bless!

  • ArielMalek

    I wasn’t able to listen to the above video, but it adds fuel to the
    fire of my wonder about a formerly very successful company here in south
    Texas, the Scooter Store. They were the top company in the nation for
    offering power chairs to mobility-impaired seniors in conjunction with
    partial Medicare coverage of the costs under certain conditions. The
    Feds recently raided them and shut them down claiming Medicare fraud.
    And while I don’t know the company’s politics if any, I couldn’t help
    but wonder if the Obama Administration had come against them. I still
    don’t know but last night I met this young Christian woman who had
    worked for the Scooters store as had her husband. She said the charges
    against the SS were very bogus and based on false assumptions and
    charges by the media which the Feds took and ran with. She said Medicare
    just doesn’t want to help seniors find freedom and mobility beyond
    their bathroom and so has been denying claims for applications and
    putting like companies out of business.

    I have not had an
    opportunity to verify this story. But whether this is an example or not
    of the above story on the IRS, it very well be an example of the brute,
    raw power of the Federal government coming against private enterprises
    to shut them down when not to their liking.

    If anyone else has heard anything on this please post and share. Thanks, God bless!

  • GODHELPUSALL

    A friend of mine owned a company that sold natural meds, they did this to his company in South Carolina. Went to his home and stold his gold bars from his safe, he knew where the economy was going so he invested in gold bars to take care of his family, and there families! Great man who the g o v ripped off…. Last I knew he was never given any of his property back. He was a very wealthy man at the time, I am sure not anymore from paying lawyers, and going to courts!
    This is like what they did to Gibson guitars a few yrs ago! If ever a time to fight the good fight it is now! LORD help us all!

  • agbjr

    This really is much – MUCH – worse and far-reaching than the Watergate scandal. The Constitution-hating Obama administration has instituted frankly NAZI-like tactics to shut down and silence critics and political opposition. This is a shot directly into the heart of our cherished God-given and Constitution-protected rights. It is not just hundreds of organizations that are targeted it is the political and religious beliefs of EVERY American. Speaker of the House Boehner said, “The question is not who is going to resign the question is who is going to jail.” As with Watergate it will be found the orders to commit unconstitutional and criminal acts have come directly from the White House. The Marxist sonofabitch Obama may despise the Constitution but he can not escape it’s justice.

    “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.”

    Daniel Webster

  • Robert S Moulds

    I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again the IRS should be investigated and the agents who audited the tea party fired.

  • you gotta give it to that boy, obama. he don’t know nothing.

  • Nimrod

    What are the odds that the highest-level decision makers will walk away scot-free?

  • Yes Jewish groups wanting this seem to have to go to a special office in New York. Reminds me of Stalin.

  • Kent2012

    excellent subversive communist tactics. The communist rats here and around the world are applauding and cheering………..it is time to knock these clowns to their knees, then ship them to some part of the world that loves idiots and scum……..

  • jcwink

    The IRS Must Be ABOLISHED forever.

    There is only one tax replacement plant that does that – The FairTax® Plan. American needs the FairTax Now!

    Our Founding Fathers NEVER imposed an income tax because they understood that the power to tax is the power to destroy. That is exactly what is unfolding with this latest revelation.

    The FairTax is the only tax plan before Congress that repeals the 16th Amendment and returns to the people when and how they pay their taxes by when and how much they spend on new goods and services.

    https://www.explodethetaxcode….

    google the fairtax… get involved join a local group….. contact your Senator and Representative…..

  • marineh2ominer

    This whole fiasco should be enough to point out that we need to eliminate the Internal Revenue Service if for no other reason than their effectiveness as a political weapon . It would not be all that difficult , just pass a national sales tax and eliminate ALL other taxes , from income , to property taxes , which are highly unconstitutional because under our constitution our property is considered inviolate . START CALLING WASHINGTON AND SCREAMING FOR THIS TO HAPPEN , AND DON’T LET UP UNTIL IT DOES .

  • John b

    eliminate the irs and have a flat/consumption tax

  • Obozo-care will get the highest unemployment ever and also lets his brown shirts decide who lives and die’s, the IRS and DHS are parts of his brown shirt army. Get ready America, you kicked the real God out of the U.S.A and got a little god in exchange, I guess that is one choice you might wish you hadn’t made or maybe you like the little god better?

  • Shutter

    I find it amazing that an administration full of tax dodgers used the IRS to attack their opponents.

  • I guess I don’t understand. Miller resigned or was forced to resign rather than being indicted for abuse of power. That goes for the head of the Tax Exempt Division, Grant, who is retiring June 1. The man that should probably be behind bars, the former Commissioner Douglas Shulman, resigned or retired about 6 months ago. So all of them are off the hook but the Liar in Chief can take credit for “swift action” in cleaning up the IRS. What a bunch of Moose droppings!

  • Wumingren

    Obama’s feigned outrage is only playacting for the cameras. Obama won re-election, thanks in no small part to the dirty tricks played by Obamabot stooges across the nation, but now that their usefulness has diminished to the point of becoming a liability, they are expendable, ready to be thrown under the bus.

    Still, it would be a good idea to keep track of all those IRS stooges that are being “let go,” because they may just turn up again in other places where they can do damage to our nation.

  • marineh2ominer

    A NATIONAL SALES TAX , NO INFERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AND NO FEDERAL RESERVE MAFIA .

  • Wumingren

    Let us not forget that Obama will not allow non union shops to receive government contracts. Moreover, he attempted to obtain IRS data relating to political contributions made by companies seeking government contracts. It’s all part of his “reward your friends, punish your enemies” rules of engagement.

  • Even further the Jews have/had a special branch that was to take care of them. Remind you of some one???

  • Riobert S Moulds

    While business should pay their taxes on one hand the government has over taken it’s bounds. The shaking down of business is not conducive to economic recovery let alone economic growth.

  • scottjohn152

    Please,please don’t give up your guns. One day we will need them. Here is proof. Wake up people

  • AMERICAN’S IF EVER BEFORE.. WE NEED TO UNITE AND BECOME ONE AGAIN TO OFFSET THIS HUGE GOVERNMENT CONTROL THE ELIMINATION OF OUR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HOW IT NOW AFFECTS ALLL OF OUR LIVES.
    IF YOU KNOW HISTORY THIS IS JUST HOW HITLER TOOK CONTROL OVER GERMANY. ELIMINATED THE LAW, SGRUCTURED A MILITARY POLICE THE GESTAPPO AND ELIMINATED ALL JUSTICE AS WE KNOW IT. RIGHT OUT OF THE BOOK OF TECHNIQUES USED TO OVERWELM A GOVERNMENT AND SOMEHOW SUPPORTED BY SIMILAR MINDLESS MEN THAT COULD EVER BELIEVE IN SUCH MILITARY TACTICS OVER ITS PEOPLE!

  • I read about these type of tactics in a book written by a Congressman who the IRS went after. The IRS does not consider themselves under the constitution. They need to be disbanded and the government needs to repay these people for what they went through.

  • Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez