IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), the criminal investigative arm of the IRS, responsible for conducting financial crime investigations, including tax fraud, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, public corruption, health care fraud, identity theft and more, counted down the agency's top 10 cases for calendar year 2022 on its Twitter account earlier this month. The final list features some famous names, TV stars and shockingly large dollar figures.
"This year's top 10 cases demonstrate that no one—not attorneys, not reality television stars, not law enforcement officers—are above the law," said IRS-CI Chief Jim Lee. "The defendants in these cases brazenly tried to victimize others through fake investment schemes or steal money from government coffers, and thanks to our investigative work, there are consequences for the financial crimes they committed."
The top 10 IRS-CI cases of 2022 include: