Interagency Investigations with IRS CI: Are Taxes Really the Driving Force in Your Case?
Paula Junghans moderated a session titled, “Inter-Agency Investigations with IRS-CI: Are Taxes Really the Driving Force in Your Case?,” at the Midyear Meeting of the ABA Tax Section in San Diego.
IRS-CI participates in numerous inter-agency investigations, some of which focus on issues related to narcotics, money laundering, terrorism and healthcare fraud. These cases often involve collaborating with formal task forces or numerous other agencies. In the health care context, you may find yourself working with IRS-CI, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as state agencies. IRS-CI also works alongside other federal agencies, such as ICE, HSI, Postal Inspection Service and the Secret Service. The panelists discussed the logistical and procedural nuances of representing your client in an IRS-CI interagency investigation.
Session panelists were: Angela Clark, Special Agent, IRS Criminal Investigation, Los Angeles, CA; Brian D. Poe, Brian D. Poe Attorney at Law PLLC, Fort Worth, TX; Joseph A. Rillotta, Dinker Biddle & Reath, Washington, DC