IRS Under Fire For Hard Drive Wipe In Quinn Emanuel Case

Law360, New York (January 20, 2016, 5:12 PM EST) -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch sent a letter on Wednesday to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen demanding answers to why the agency erased a former official's hard drive after Microsoft requested information on the agency's contract with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP. 

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a Friday court filing in a Washington federal court that the IRS informed the department in December that in April 2015, it erased the hard drive of Samuel Maruca, former director of transfer pricing operations at the IRS Large Business and International Division, even after a litigation hold...

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