March 21, 2011 - Phil Hodgen

French courts exclude illegally-obtained evidence in tax evasion case

The IRS relies on illegally-obtained bank information to fuel its offshore account crusade.  There appears to be no limit on the use of information stolen by ex-employees or others — those doing it for money, conscience, or to spite an ex-employer.

A French court has thrown out a tax evasion prosecution of a French citizen whose name was obtained as one of 3,000 people identified in stolen bank data.

Read the article in French or in the passable Google Translate version.

Would we see a judge in the United States do this?  Let’s ask Jack Townsend.

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