IRS agent Albert Bront, 49, of Valencia, California, screamed “I’m going to kill all of you!” when U.S. Treasury agents served a search warrant at his home as part of an investigation into whether Mr. Bront had filed false tax return. He is being held without bail pending a July 28 preliminary hearing in Los Angeles.
Peter Pappas has another tale of IRS professionalism, when an IRS collection agent approcached a client of his. The client e-mailed Mr. Pappas:
Well he came and went. He told me that I shouldn’t have hired an attorney and wanted to know how much I paid Mr. Pappas.
He then began interrogating me and asking me detailed questions about my intentions, my finances and how I came to own the business.
I repeatedly told him that I was represented by an attorney and he continued to say that I didn’t need one and that I should not have hired one.
Mr. Pappas' complaints to the IRS and his congresscritters have produced no results. Could the private sector ever match that level of professionalism?
UPDATE, 1/7/2011: Mr. Bront has pleaded guilty.
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