Hunter Biden sues IRS over release of tax information

Source: Axios

“Hunter Biden sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, alleging the agency illegally disclosed his tax information and failed to safeguard his private records. … The suit singles out two IRS agents ā€” Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler ā€” for their alleged roles in the leaks, though neither is named as a defendant in the lawsuit. The agents and their attorneys ‘willfully disregarded federal tax law, undermining Americans’ faith in the IRS and the purported confidentiality of its investigations,’ the suit stated. … Sharpley and Ziegler publicly came forward earlier this summer as whistleblowers in the Department of Justice’s probe into Hunter Biden. However, the lawsuit stated that the two men’s whistleblower status ‘cannot and does not shield them from their wrongful conduct in making unauthorized public disclosures that are not permitted by the whistleblower process.'” (09/18/23)