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April 5, 2024

Internal Revenue Service Employee Arrested for Filing False Tax Returns

On March 20, 2024, in the District of Massachusetts, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee Ndeye Amy Thioub was arrested for filing false tax returns.

According to the complaint, Thioub has been employed by the IRS since 2006. Thioub has extensive and specialized knowledge and training in accounting techniques, practices, and investigative audit techniques. She is also responsible for examining and resolving various tax issues of individuals and business organizations that may include extensive national and/or international subsidiaries.

The complaint alleges Thioub fraudulently claimed thousands of dollars in false business expenses for at least tax years 2017, 2018, and 2019. Specifically, Thioub is alleged to have filed a Schedule C claiming a net loss from a business. The net loss was carried over to her IRS Form 1040s and used to reduce Thioub’s adjusted gross income and ultimate tax liability. According to the complaint, Thioub reported the income and expenses of her alleged business resulted in net losses of $42,805 in 2017, $20,324 in 2018, and $27,063 in 2019.

Source:  The facts in this case narrative come from the following publicly available documents: Dkt. Entry dated March 20, 2024; and D. Mass. Crim. Compl. Filed March 18, 2024.