IRS Criminal Prosecutions Rise 23% Under Obama

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 4, 2014

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: ”During the Obama administration, the number of criminal prosecutions referred each year by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has risen by nearly a quarter — 23.4 percent — over the Bush years. Prosecutions in fiscal year 2013 alone are up 30.6 percent from the previous year. Convictions are also drawing slightly longer average prison terms — 27 months under Obama versus 25 months under Bush, according to case-by-case information obtained by TRAC under the Freedom of Information Act from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. Among U.S. federal judicial districts, Alaska registered the highest per capita rate of IRS prosecutions, with 53 per million people as compared with 6.4 prosecutions per million nationally. Second was the Middle District of Alabama (Montgomery) with 30 per million, followed by the District of Columbia with 27 per million. For more details, including a timeline of prosecutions, top lead charges and top ten district rankings, see the report.”

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