IRS Investigator Charged With Taking Bribe | AccountingWEB

IRS Investigator Charged With Taking Bribe

William Koskos, an investigator with the IRS for 31 years, was charged Monday with accepting a bribe from a Detroit area builder from whom he was supposed to be collecting back taxes.

The builder, Hudson Construction, owed the IRS more than $500,000. Mr. Koskos was in charge of collecting the debt.

The IRS had previously attached a levy to funds owed Hudson Construction from one of its clients, Clintondale Community Schools, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.

Last month, David Scothorn, a former East Detroit schools business manager, was sentenced to up to 14 months in prison for accepting a bribe of $20,000 to remain quiet about an inflated bid for a building project. The bribe came from Hudson Construction.

IRS agent Koskos is charged with accepting nearly $20,000 in cash as well as meals, golf outings, and a Jeep, in exchange for not collecting the tax debt. Mr. Koskos has been released on $10,000 bond but faces up to 15 years in prison if he is convicted.

Wait, there's more!
There's always more at AccountingWEB. We're an active community of financial professionals and journalists who strive to bring you valuable content every day. If you'd like, let us know your interests and we'll send you a few articles every week either in taxation, practice excellence, or just our most popular stories from that week. It's free to sign up and to be a part of our community.
Premium content is currently locked

Editor's Choice

WHAT KIND OF FIRM ARE YOU?
As part of our continued effort to provide valuable resources and insight to our subscribers, we're conducting this brief survey to learn more about your personal experiences in the accounting profession. We will be giving away five $50 Amazon gift cards, and a $250 Amazon gift card to one lucky participant.
This is strictly for internal use and data will not be sold
or shared with any third parties.