IRS Contractor Who Leaked Taxes of Trump, Musk, and Bezos Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison (Gizmodo)

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    IRS Contractor Who Leaked Taxes of Trump, Musk, and Bezos Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison – By Lucas Ropek (Gizmodo) / Jan 29, 2024

    One man managed to inform the public on the finances of three of the wealthiest and most powerful men in America.

    A single man is responsible for leaking the tax information belonging to Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and others. Trump’s tax information was leaked to the New York Times and became the basis for a big story, while Bezos and Musk had their financial information handed over to ProPublica, which similarly reported on the documents.

    The “Deep Throat” behind the leaks is Charles Littlejohn, 38, who formerly worked as a contractor at the Internal Revenue Service. Littlejohn’s position gave him access to the documents that he later shared with journalists during various periods in 2019 and 2020.

    Littlejohn pleaded guilty to charges related to the case in October. On Monday, he was sentenced to five years in prison by U.S. District Judge Ana C. Reyes in Washington DC. Reyes likened Littlejohn’s leaking of wealthy Americans’ tax records to “an attack on our constitutional democracy.”

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