IRS Can't Shake Improper Tax Fraud Investigation Suit

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal court on Monday refused to let the Internal Revenue Service escape a contentious legal battle over the alleged unfair targeting and fraud investigation of a couple and their tax filings, saying the agency overstepped its bounds in requesting dismissal.

Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington said John and Joanna Roberts properly alleged separate actions under the Administrative Procedure Act and the Freedom of Information Act, and the court had jurisdiction to consider both in a lawsuit claiming IRS retaliation and illegal criminal reprosecution....
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