When you hear “IRS” – what is the first thing that comes to mind?
For many just a brief mention of the word is enough to get them think (and growl) about taxes.
Either thinking of filing; or how much they owe.
IRS the good guy
IRS the “good guy” doesn’t usually comes to minds.
But it should.
This year, mid August, IRS Criminal Investigation (along with the FBI and Homeland Security) were successful in breaking up three terrorist financed campaigns.
U.S authorities seized:
- Cryptocurrency accounts (over 300).
- Millions of dollars.
- Plus websites and Facebook pages.
All related to the terrorism activities.
The criminals employed sophisticated cyber-tools.
And donations were coming in from around the world.
ISIS was in charge of one of these terrorist campaigns: selling protective equipment for COVID-19 was part of their arsenal.
They were selling N95 respirator masks (not FDA approved).
Targeted for use by hospitals, nursing homes, and fire departments.
“While these individuals believe they operate anonymously in the digital space, we have the skill and resolve to find, fix and prosecute these actors under the full extent of the law.”
– says United States Attorney Michael R. Sherwin.
This seizure – the largest seizure of cryptocurrency (terrorism related) – is a victory for the good guys.
And IRS CI played a significant part in this operation.
IRS — the good guy.
Thanks for visiting.