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10th Circ. Says IRS Can Tap Into Tax Fraudster's USAA Funds

Law360 (August 8, 2018, 5:20 PM EDT) -- The Internal Revenue Service may garnish a fraudster’s USAA bank account right away instead of waiting for alternative payment methods when restitution is “due immediately,” the Tenth Circuit has ruled.

USAA had blocked the IRS from Ricky C. Williams’ $37,000 account, telling the agency it froze the funds after discovering that Williams was under investigation for tax fraud, to which he later pled guilty. The IRS wanted to tap into the money to start recouping Williams’ $240,461 in restitution, said a ruling issued Tuesday by a...
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