IRS Special Agents Duty to Look for Evidence That Helps You
IRS Special Agents Must Look For Facts That Help You in an IRS Criminal Investigation
Point in fact, “any mitigating circumstances, exculpatory evidence or other impediments to a prosecution recommendation must also be fully addressed” by the IRS special agent in any IRS criminal investigation. See Internal Revenue Manual 18.104.22.168.3 (3) (01-‐25-‐2006). Any special agents report must detail sufficient facts so that any ready will “be convinced of the thoroughness and impartiality of the investigation.” See Internal Revenue Manual 22.214.171.124 (01-‐25-‐2006). Indeed, “the facts of an investigation must be reported with fairness and impartiality.” See Internal Revenue Manual 126.96.36.199.1 (1) (01-‐ 25-‐2006). “Any distortion of the significance of the evidence diminishes the…credibility of the special agent.” See Internal Revenue Manual 188.8.131.52.1 (1) (01-‐25-‐2006). “Inaccuracies can be devastating to the value of the report and to the special agent’s credibility as a witness.” See Internal Revenue Manual 184.108.40.206.2 (1) (01-‐25-‐2006). By rule, the report cannot “attempt to conceal or omit facts that tend to be in favor of the subject.” See Internal Revenue Manual 220.127.116.11.1 (1) (01-‐25-‐2006).
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