According to Law360, the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation division lost about a quarter of its workforce since 2010.
The IRS Said In a Fact Sheet That The Division's Staff Had Dropped About 25%, to Below 3,000 Employees, From 4,017 in 2010.
Nonetheless, the agency said, the division
managed last year to identify $10.4 billion in tax fraud and financial crime
and likely deterred at least an equivalent amount of criminal behavior, using a
budget of $600 million.
The IRS also released an item highlighting broad categories of cases the CI division tackles, including tax, narcotics and cryptocurrency investigations, with specific case examples under each umbrella.