June 18th, 2013
09:03 PM ET

Keeping them honest: Is the IRS targeting whistleblowers?

P. Jeffrey Black bumped up against his bosses in the Federal Air Marshal Service, eventually becoming a whistle-blower and testifying to a closed-door congressional hearing before his retirement in 2010.

He had taken a long list of complaints to lawmakers about how the air marshals service was run, ranging from problems keeping marshals on flights to allegations of ineptitude and favoritism by managers. The same year he retired, he appeared in "Please Remove Your Shoes," a documentary critical of the airline security measures travelers endure on every trip.

Then came the audit, which an Internal Revenue Service agent told him about the same day the movie premiered - "almost to the hour," he said.


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  1. kittykelso

    I have been treated very fairly, however, not what I ordered. I wanted to get well. I am being kept just a shade away from comfortable. I can't get any better unless I have doctors and money needed to make me well. To think I could have gotten better so many years ago, but it was stopped by gov. at some level makes me much sicker to fnd out there was a price for a human being's worth to the system. I did not get slapped with an IRS audit, as I am on SSI Disability hoping that true documents will show you I can be saved, and I am worth it. Dow Corning owes me $300K! Kitty Kelso – Leonard

    June 18, 2013 at 9:24 pm |