WND – Chelsea Schilling – 7/3/2012
He told the news station, “We’re tax examiners but the truth is we’re not supposed to look into anything. We’re not supposed to examine anything. It’s like an assembly line. It’s just ‘Get it out of here. Boom. Boom. Boom. Get it out of here and don’t worry about the fraud. Fraud slows us down.’”
Antelis said he reported the scams regularly to his managers – for years – with no result.
Frustrated with the inaction, he called the Inspector General’s office in
“I’ve been working for the federal government for 23 years and I signed an ethical standard of conduct when I went to work that says if you see fraud, you need to report it,” he said. “I tried and tried and tried, couldn’t get anywhere so … I went into a quiet room and started making phone calls.”
According to the report, the IG’s office sent auditors to
to interview Howard and dozens of other
tax examiners. Texas
The auditors made a shocking discovery: IRS employees were, in fact, encouraged to overlook indications of fraud.
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