IRS Handed Out Tax Dollars To Friends

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Each year, American taxpayers file paperwork to the Internal Revenue Service declaring earnings, expenditures and write-offs; they then send the filings off to the tax agency and hope they aren’t subject to an audit. But when no one is watching the watcher, power is abused.

House investigators reveal in a recent report that one businessman’s friendship with an IRS official allowed him to accrue $500 million in taxpayer-funded Federal contracts.

“Today, the IRS cannot look taxpayers in the eye and truthfully say they are protecting their contributions to government,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa said in a statement. “By inappropriately using a personal relationship and abusing a provision designed to help disadvantaged businesses, the IRS and Strong Castle have made a mockery of fair and open competition for government contracts. Taxpayers deserve accountability and the Committee is troubled by this unacceptable behavior.”

Braulio Castillo, owner of Signet Computers, is accused of using his friendship with an IRS contracting official to secure the contracts. He denies any wrongdoing.

However, in a letter to Treasury officials, Issa said of the relationship between Castillo and the IRS employee: “At best, this is a conflict of interest that runs afoul of Part 3 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. At worst, the IRS may have a situation in which a contracting official is awarding sole source contracts based on false justifications, or receiving kickbacks in exchange for government contracts.”

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • Alan

    And this is a surprise? Hey, what are friends for, right….lol?! Seriously sickening!

  • jaybird

    When are they going to audit and abolish the IRS???

    • k92509

      When we are ice skating with the devil. There is too much power and control at stake.

  • yoshi

    Corruption, kickbacks and coverups seem to be the trademark of this administration. Then, when exposed they blame everyone else for their failures.

  • http://batman-news.com Jim B

    Thief’s, extortion specialist, crooks, bandits, thugs, criminals, fraudsters, killers, and terrorist. Seems to me we outnumber them by about a million to one, this should not be so difficult a problem and the resolution shouldn’t take all of a few minutes. Even if only half the country wants to get up and start some hell raising this shouldn’t be a problem. If I were the IRS I wouldn’t be hanging around for more government cover, I’d be looking for new employment before the real citizenship of this country start showing up at headquarters, and I’m not referring to an office well visit neither!

  • ridge runner

    What what fascist/communist party has promoted this scandle ridden behavior on citizens for decades, it is the Socialist National Democrat Union Party! Lots of people are glad the marxist muslim pervert rigged the election win. As the saying goes give the fks enough rope and they will hang themselves, due to their corrupt behavior, not law enforcement smarts.

  • BarrackHussein

    “watching the watcher?”
    These guys thumbed their nose at Congress… How is that for a message to Americans?