IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) 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.


CI’s Top Five Cases of 2020

The list of Top Five Cases will be released via Twitter @IRS_CI beginning December 28th.

  • #5 — Former tax lawyer sentenced to five years in federal prison for evading back taxes he owed to Internal Revenue Service
  • #4 — Tax preparer sent to prison after causing more than $3 million in fraudulent tax returns
  • #3 — Mountaintop man sentenced to 169 months’ imprisonment for money laundering conspiracy 
  • #2 — Israel’s largest bank, Bank Hapoalim, admits to conspiring with U.S. taxpayers to hide assets and income in offshore accounts
  • #1 — Global disruption of three terror finance cyber-enabled campaigns