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Feds charge IRS contractor with leaking wealthy taxpayers’ information

Posted on AllSides September 30th, 2023
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Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they have charged Charles Littlejohn, an IRS contractor, with leaking thousands of wealthy taxpayers’ information, including that of a major government official, to two news outlets.

Leaks had been a severe black eye for the tax agency and the arrest deepened the embarrassment with the revelation that a contractor had enough access to steal — and distribute — so much information.

Court documents didn’t reveal the name of the public official nor the two media outlets that received the leaks, but the IRS had been...

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