Sunday, August 10, 2008

What Would You Do To Stop The IRS?

While all of us are somewhat worried of an IRS notice, few people go to the alleged extremes of Randy Nowak in Florida. Mr. Nowak was arrested for trying to have an IRS agent murdered after the agent started investigating the man's personal and business taxes.

Mr. Nowak owns and operates a construction business, and the IRS has been trying to make sure that everything is on the level with his tax returns.

It seems that he was worried about what would be found, so Mr. Nowak tried to find a hit man. Instead of hiring a hit man though, he actually met with an undercover FBI agent and paid him a $10,000 down payment. It didn't stop there though. Mr. Nowak also asked the "hit man" if he could burn down the agent's IRS office.

In an FBI statement the bureau said, "The FBI considers threats of violence against United States government employees due to their enforcement and/or investigative activities very serious matters, and this case is a good example of our commitment to aggressively pursuing those responsible."

If Mr. Nowak is convicted, he could be looking at up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. This is probably quite a bit more than anything Mr. Nowak would have received from the IRS.

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