Former IRS agent sentenced in snooping case
Supple faced a potential one-year prison term and a fine of up to $100,000.
This week, Supple received sentencing. He was placed on probation for a year, fined $1,000, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Supple is no longer employed by the IRS.
Supple's indiscretion was discovered during an internal investigation conducted by the U.S. Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration at the IRS in 2005. Federal law makes it a criminal offices for IRS employees to access taxpayer information without a legitimate business purpose.