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IRS Agent Arrested while Trying to Bribe Police Officers

Nov 12, 2014
Article #269
Author: Peter S. Muffoletto, C.P.A.

The high quality of personnel that the government employs once again was made evident this past Sunday at a Pittsburgh Steelers game when an Internal Revenue Service employee was arrested after knocking a woman unconscious at the game and then trying to bribe several police officers to cover up the incident.

The IRS employee was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, defiant trespass, and attempted bribery of police officers. 


The IRS agent who appeared excessively intoxicated began pushing and throwing steel dividers near a gate at Heinz Field at the Sunday evening game on November 3 according to the police report.


The police warned the individual that he would be arrested if he did not stop who then kicked another of the barriers so hard that it came out of the ground and hit a woman sitting on the other side of it in the head.


The police managed to handcuff him despite his attempt to resist arrest at which time he reportedly said to them, “Listen, I know how this works. How much money will it take to make this go away and to let me go home today?”

The police rejected the bribery attempt, at which point the IRS agent then stated, “Look, I am an IRS agent and I can help you in other ways if you let me go home and make this go away.”

How ironic that a government employee who is charged with the enforcement of the law, and the administration of those laws in regards to us somehow does not understand that all laws are to be abided including by them.  


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