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IRS Contractor Charged with Stealing and Leaking Tax Information of President Trump

Federal prosecutors have charged an IRS contractor, Charles Littlejohn, 38, of Washington D.C., for unlawfully obtaining and disseminating the tax details of a high-ranking public official (Public Official A) and numerous affluent Americans to media outlets (News Organization 1). Mr. Littlejohn worked for the agency from 2018 to 2020.

A reliable source informed CNN that the unnamed official referenced in legal documents is former President Donald Trump.

Beyond stealing the former President’s tax information, Littlejohn is also accused of pilfering IRS data on thousands of high-earning individuals, including tax returns and related material going back over 15 years.

This information was subsequently sent to another news outlet, referred to as News Organization 2.

In 2019, it was reported that previously undisclosed tax documents pertaining to former President Trump had been released to the media.

It has since been confirmed that ProPublica obtained these documents via New York’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Subsequently, both ProPublica and The New York Times published articles concerning the president’s taxes as well as those of other affluent individuals.

ProPublica conducted an examination of tax documents pertaining to four of President Trump’s properties in New York and identified discrepancies concerning 40 Wall Street and the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

The data revealed that his businesses seemed more lucrative for lenders than what was reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and taxation officials, which is a common practice, but certain experts have deemed it as indicative of fraudulent behavior.

According to documents obtained by ProPublica, there were discrepancies between the profits and occupancy percentages reported to a lender for two of President Trump’s Manhattan buildings compared to those reported to tax officials.

Specifically, his 2017 tax document for 40 Wall Street indicated that his company spent $744,521 on annual property insurance, whereas loan documents reported only $457,414 being spent on property insurance in the same year.

Via ProPublica:

Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials who set the buildings’ property tax.

Trump informed the lender that he had earned twice as much rent from one building in 2017 compared to what he reported to tax authorities.

Additionally, he presented conflicting occupancy figures for his iconic 40 Wall Street skyscraper. Having a high occupancy rate is often seen as an indication of “leasing momentum” by lenders.

Trump stated that on December 31st 2012, 40 Wall Street was 58.9% leased and rose to 95% some years later; however, the company reported to tax officials that the building was 81% rented on January 5th 2013.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Trevor Nelson of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) have announced that Littlejohn has been charged with one count of unauthorized disclosure of tax returns and return information.

Should he be convicted, he could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

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12 Responses

  1. As much as I dislike Trumps methods of business, I cannot believe that the IRS is set up in such a way that any contractor could even access high roller tax information. This should result in an arrest, charges of which there must be something, and appropriate punishment (Prison) for the individual involved. This is unacceptable and if the Democrats pushed him to it, then those people involved should be charged as if they did the heist of data as well.

    1. yeah they can. It is all in a data base. If one has access to that data base, you can find a lot of different information. Think about it, this shouldn’t happen to anyone, you, me, Trump or Joe blow down the street. Tax information is supposed to be highly guarded information. hope the guy goes to prison for a very long time.

      – and while on a roll, the irs was desperate to hire people and probably didn’t do their due diligence on this guy.

  2. That means the whole of the case should be thrown out – They had no right to steal what they say is EVIDENCE
    I believe any and all lies and PROPS have been made up against him, he’s too smart to be dirty, unlike the Clintons, Bushes, Obamas

  3. Any person who had their tax records thus violated can and should sue this Charles Littlejohn for damages personally, and also sue the IRS for setting up a system where it could happen.

  4. I don’t care what Trump has done concerining taxes, I’m concerned that he was railroaded out of the White House because politications did not like him. They did not want American’s to start thriving under a business man with no political issues. He did such a great job and had our economy in a good spot even fighting the democrats with all their made up, bought and paid for lies about Trump. They tried every way to stop him and yes, they STOLE the vote. Oh NO, should I not admit to saying that…they might arrest me for voicing my opinion like their trying to do to Trump. Leave the guy alone and let him help America again, we need him because this country is going to hell fast and if nothing is done soon, we will all be living like when Hitler was in power. We NEED TRUMP, We need JUSTICE in American and we need to take our country back!

  5. The irs is the biggest criminal organization on the planet. They shake down hard working folks and steal from our earnings every paycheck. The 3 letter alphabet soup group agencies are nothing more than the Democrats Gestapo at this point.
    The Anti-American Communists that call themselves Democrats are destroying The United States with their actions and policies, shown daily.
    This witch hunt of President Trump needs to stop. We need to hold hillary, The Dems, and The Deep State officials accountable for the actual crimes they committed.

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