A couple of years ago, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asked a lawyer in Houston to help them prepare for a big tax case.
The IRS agent wanted to know how many clients he’d handled and if they had any problems.
“I said, ‘I can’t tell you that information.
You have to go get the court.
You need to go to the courthouse.
You’re not supposed to be in the courthouse,'” the lawyer recalled.
The case would be a big one, the IRS wanted to make sure that they had the right lawyer for the job.
And so the lawyer showed up at the courthouse, along with two lawyers.
The court was full.
One of them took notes, while the other took notes.
And that’s when the IRS got a lot of information.
The lawyer was on the phone with the judge and other federal prosecutors who were on the case.
“We just had to go,” the lawyer told me.
The agency needed help.
A year later, the lawyers would get a huge payout from the IRS after their client’s tax problems were caught.
They were awarded $7.5 million, the most ever for a tax lawyer in the IRS’s history.
But that’s just one example of how the IRS has made money from lawyers who helped them avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars.
The law firm that had worked for these people has been paid tens of millions in fees.
This is what a former IRS lawyer told the Washington Post in 2014.
It’s called a “tax evasion scheme,” and it’s actually a very serious problem.
It has to do with how the [IRS] works.
And it’s pretty serious.
And they have to deal with a lot more lawyers.
And these lawyers are not trained in this sort of thing.
They’re trained in how to do this.
And the way that the IRS works is they take your tax returns, they take all of your information, they send you a summons.
And then they actually go through all of that information and get you in court.
So they’re literally trying to break up your family.
And I was just a witness in this case.
But I also worked for another law firm, and it was an agency that was not supposed in law enforcement to have any relationship with a government.
So we didn’t know what was going on with the IRS.
And as a result, I ended up being in a position where I got a bunch of letters from the government.
The letter was, ‘Hey, we’re really interested in helping you.’
And it was written in such a way that it would make you think it was someone who was trying to help you, that you were doing something wrong.
And to me, that’s so strange.
The fact that a government agency is paying lawyers to help it get away from paying tens of billions of Americans is pretty unusual.
In fact, the Justice Department has admitted to paying the firm in the past for “help with other tax matters.”
But it’s also been using the lawyers to avoid paying money owed.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Justice and Treasury departments have “provided millions of taxpayer dollars” to attorneys for the IRS, and that the agency has a “record of receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer-funded attorney fees.”
In a 2013 deposition, one of the IRS’ top lawyers admitted that the money that he and the Justice had paid the firm was used for “other legal matters.”
And it is a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which makes it illegal to pay foreign agents for doing “political or social work.”
“The IRS is trying to keep this money going, and this money is being used to pay a bunch more lawyers for doing this,” the former IRS tax lawyer told The Wall St. Journal.
“They don’t want to pay money.”
So how does this work?
In order to avoid having to pay taxes, many tax-evading firms hire lawyers to work on their tax cases.
But in the real world, many lawyers aren’t trained in tax law.
They don’t know how to deal appropriately with complicated cases.
They aren’t good at making a case.
They have to pay the lawyers fees, but they don’t always have to.
The lawyers are often paid to help get a tax case off the ground.
But many lawyers who work on tax cases are paid by the government to help solve other government issues.
For example, the National Taxpayer Advocate, a nonprofit that fights tax evasion, gets money from the federal government to hire its tax lawyers.
It was the IRS that helped them get the case off of the ground, and the IRS paid for the lawyer’s work.
“There are a lot, a lot — I don’t even know if it’s as many as two lawyers per case,” the federal tax advocate told me in an interview.
“And the lawyers have to come to the office and they have a lot to do.
And if they