Date: December 23, 2020 Contact: email@example.com WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) will release its Top Five Cases of the year in a multi-day countdown via the agency's Twitter handle @IRS_CI. The five-day countdown will run from December 28, 2020 through January 1, 2020 and highlight the agency's most prominent and high-profile investigations conducted in 2020. "The first annual IRS Criminal Investigation Top Five Cases is an exciting look back at just a small fraction of the vital work conducted over the last year by the IRS-CI workforce," said Jim Lee, Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation. "Despite the many challenges encountered during 2020, our special agents and support staff exceeded all expectations and continued to execute on the agency's broad investigative portfolio. There are a hundred other cases that could easily make this list, which goes to the quality and the impact our cases have on tax administration." The list of Top Five Cases will be released via Twitter @IRS_CI beginning December 28 and posted on IRS.gov. IRS Criminal Investigation serves the American public by investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes in a manner that fosters confidence in the tax system and compliance with the law. For more information visit IRS.gov/criminalinvestigation.