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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 11:31 AM

UPDATE-IRS abruptly stopped criminal investigation of Mar-a-Lago member accused of massive tax fraud

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It's out now, with a lot at the link:


William Ingraham Koch lives five blocks away from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, where he is a member. The only one of the four billionaire Koch brothers to support Trump, Bill Koch even hosted a Trump campaign fundraiser at his Cape Cod vacation home in August 2016. Co-chairs were asked to donate or raise $100,000 for the event; simply attending cost $2,700.

Atop the invitation to Koch’s home? Trump Finance Chairman Steven T. Mnuchin, now Treasury Secretary of the United States, whose duties include overseeing the Internal Revenue Service.



In part one of the Koch Papers, we revealed that Bill Koch has enjoyed hundreds of millions of dollars of untaxed profits from his carbon-based businesses, having shifted profits earned in the United States to a subsidiary in the Bahamas. A 2016 whistleblower complaint prompted an IRS criminal investigation, but the IRS halted all communication with the whistleblower’s attorneys shortly after Trump became president.

In part two, we’ll explore how Koch’s businesses withheld critical documents, stymying IRS auditors. We’ll also publish the contents of the June 2017 email that signaled the IRS had stopped pursuing the complaint against Koch’s businesses, five months after Trump took office.

These documents are among nearly a thousand pages obtained by DCReport@RawStory, which we refer to as the Koch Papers.




More at the jump:

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/irs-abruptly-stopped-criminal-investigation-of-mar-a-lago-member-accused-of-massive-tax-fraud-months-after-trump-took-office/


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Reply UPDATE-IRS abruptly stopped criminal investigation of Mar-a-Lago member accused of massive tax fraud (Original post)
TheBlackAdder Jun 6 OP
wryter2000 Jun 6 #1
TheBlackAdder Jun 6 #2
wryter2000 Jun 6 #6
KPN Jun 6 #3
maxsolomon Jun 6 #14
KPN Jun 6 #21
maxsolomon Jun 6 #25
NRaleighLiberal Jun 6 #4
cynical_idealist Jun 6 #5
ancianita Jun 6 #12
notdarkyet Jun 6 #19
ancianita Jun 6 #20
calimary Jun 6 #23
RoadMan Jun 6 #7
TheBlackAdder Jun 6 #9
Turbineguy Jun 6 #8
EleanorR Jun 6 #10
bigbrother05 Jun 6 #11
ancianita Jun 6 #13
avebury Jun 6 #15
pbmus Jun 6 #16
Politicub Jun 6 #17
rgbecker Jun 6 #18
SoCalNative Jun 6 #28
SunSeeker Jun 6 #22
Scurrilous Jun 6 #24
montanacowboy Jun 6 #26
BlueJac Jun 6 #27
Ferrets are Cool Jun 7 #29
Achilleaze Jun 7 #30
duforsure Jun 7 #31
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 7 #32

Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 11:41 AM

1. Impeach Mnuchin

Even those of us who aren't for impeaching Trump now feel sure it will happen at the right time. (Like in the middle of the 2020 election.) But honestly, wouldn't impeaching a couple of corrupt cabinet officials be a great way to get the ball rolling now? Clearly, Barr and Mnuchin are breaking the law at Trump's behest.

I would love the spectacle of impeaching them. Most of the evidence would consist of Trump's orders to them to break the law. More evidence to use against Trump.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 11:46 AM

2. Yep. This is a David Cay Johnson DC Report article, so there is legitimacy to it.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:10 PM

6. Love David Cay Johnston. N/t

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:05 PM

3. Mnuchin's the type of guy I would just love

to meet in a dark alley late at night.

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Response to KPN (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:04 PM

14. why?

do you want to buy drugs from him?

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:14 PM

21. Haha. No. But if you have to ask why, I'd better not say.

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Response to KPN (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:59 PM

25. yeah, i don't want you to get a visit from the FBI

so don't.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:06 PM

4. The fix is in, in so many ways.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:09 PM

5. Absolut corruption

yet another koch sucker

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Response to cynical_idealist (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:41 PM

12. +1000

Charles Koch has been the #1 corrupter of democratic politics for 45 years.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:40 PM

19. I thought he was dying.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:04 PM

20. That would be his brother, David. Charles is too evil to die.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:29 PM

23. David Koch is dying? One less light on the planet.

And on our democracy.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:13 PM

7. Be an everyday schmuck and owe the IRS $5000

 

you'll see some activity.

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Response to RoadMan (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:23 PM

9. I am, and I'm on a payment plan now. Gotta fund those socialism-sucking moocher Red States.

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The moochers in Red States need to bleed money from Blue States because they can not run functional governments.

Conservatism is an abject failure in practice, though it sells well for the ignorance fucks who follow it.


So, when you read posts about those socialism-sucking under-producers, it's always some nebulous reasoning to justify the theft of money to provide for their lame asses who refuse to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. I have no problem giving to people in tough times or who know their plight, but I take issue with conservatives who profess their disdain for socialism while sucking on the teet of it. They complain about paying for others in sloth, but have no issue doing the same--if it benefits them.

Most of them look at a program then can tap into as deserved. If they can't plug into it, then it's a tax on them.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:13 PM

8. After trump is out

they can abruptly start it up again.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:28 PM

10. IRS Commissioner, Charles Rettig, earns as much as $1 million in rental income from the Trump-brand

President Trump’s hand-picked IRS Commissioner, Charles Rettig, earns as much as $1 million in rental income from the Trump-branded properties he co-owns while facing demands from Congress to release Trump’s tax returns.


https://www.citizensforethics.org/irs-commissioner-charged-with-releasing-trump-tax-returns-profits-from-trump-branded-property/

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:33 PM

11. Maybe Trump's returns aren't the only ones they should ask for

Finance Committee should open a special subcommittee to investigate the IRS/Treasury.

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:44 PM

13. Absolutely. So much for the IRS being some "independent" entity. Billionaires own the IRS,

and pay them as much as they want.

They've said so.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:10 PM

15. The Congressional committe with oversite of the IRS

needs to hold a hearing on this.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:14 PM

16. Only poor people pay taxes...

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:26 PM

17. So brazen. Makes my blood boil.

And the entire GOP is culpable.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:33 PM

18. Don't forget the money spent to fight the off shore windmills.

 

He opened a fully staffed office and sent people around to fishermen groups and environmentalists (concerned about damaging the sea floor) to raise more money and opposition to the plan which would put windmills in waters just off his shore line south of Cape Cod. They were in business for about 5 years until finally all financing dried up for the project and a new site was established federally 15 or 20 miles south and (mostly, we hope) out of sight.

The whole family of 4 brothers are like Trump, spoiled rotten with inherited money and thoughtless of anyone else.

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 05:39 PM

28. Brother Fred

is not like the others. Did not go into the family business. Not a conservative by any means and uses his largess to support the arts and has been instrumental in finding and preserving many original and previously thought lost musical manuscripts from some of the world's most famous composers.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:24 PM

22. K & R for exposure.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:31 PM

24. K&R

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 03:15 PM

26. Leona Helmsly

said it best "Taxes are for the Little People"

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 04:36 PM

27. K&R

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:19 AM

29. Is it a dictatorship yet?

Asking sarcastically, because I already know the answer.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:31 AM

30. republicans respect no laws, show their greed and lack of honor

sad how immoral the repubes are in these Latter Days - surely they will be consumed in the Freaking Flaming Pit of Hell that they imagine awaits the kind of liars, cheaters, and overall ignoble and duplicitous wankers they have devolved to become.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:00 AM

31. Organized criminal activities

Conspiracy, cover up, and abuse of power all coming soon to all those involved to evade prosecution of their many, many crimes, while trump gets exposed to more impeachable offenses.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:11 AM

32. Their handbill for that event is so symbolic of what's wrong.....

with our entire system of corrupt crony capitalism and big money's ownership of what's supposed to be OUR government.

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