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Tax Fraud #503920

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Receipt of $100,000 in tax refunds on phony claims by convicted murderer while in prison given as example of fraud ease. [MAN - recalls successful efforts.] Various instances of tax fraud cited, include that of "Michael Rodent," i.e. Mickey Mouse, listed. Arnold Arndt's receipt of refunds from IRS (Internal Revenue Service) after conviction on tax fraud while living in Thalwil, Switzerland, noted; IRS's audit of Arndt's returns without discovering fraud stated. [General Accounting Office Richard FOGEL - says government is only aware of those tax thieves caught and that not many are being caught.] IRS (Internal Revenue Service) reported sending refund check last year to Mary Dougan even though she's been dead 3 years; details given of case, include convicted tax thief, Richard Kalowe's job with IRS (Internal Revenue Service) at time of his illegal activities. Kalowe's sentence stated.
REPORTER: James Polk Artist: Mike Bayouth

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Polk, James
Duration:
00:03:00

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