An IRS official has been sent to prison for tax fraud. The Daily Wire reports:
A former special agent with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was sentenced on Tuesday to more than four years in prison for tax fraud.
Alena Aleykina of Sacramento, CA was sentenced to 51 months after filing six false tax returns in three years, stealing money from the government, and obstructing the investigation into her crimes. A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California said the false tax returns were filed between 2009 and 2011.
“According to the evidence introduced at trial, Aleykina, who is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s degree in business administration, filed six false tax returns: three personal tax returns for years 2009, 2010, and 2011 and three in the names of trusts she created for years 2010 and 2011,” the release said.
Aleykina, 45, falsely claimed a head of household status on her personal tax returns, on which she also listed false dependents and fraudulently claimed education deductions.
If America’s own taxmen cannot be trusted with being honest, is it any wonder that Americans are deeply skeptical of this organization?