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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Woman Tries to Bribe IRS Agent With $100 Starbucks Gift Card

StarbucksGiftCard Kim Oahn Thi Tran (Jennifer Kim Tran) has been charged in the U.S. District Court in San Franciscowith trying to bribe IRS agent Imad Hararah with $2,000 and a $100 Starbucks gift card after an IRS audit indicated that she owed over $13,000 in taxes on unreported income in 2006 and 2007.

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Wow. Do people have no shame anymore? She's going to end up paying more in legal fees and court costs on top of what she already owes the IRS. More proof that sometimes you're just better off paying the penalty off the bat.

Tessa Carroll

Posted by: Tessa Carroll | Mar 23, 2010 8:01:02 AM

I would want real Italian coffee before changing my own opinions.

Posted by: mike livingston | Mar 24, 2010 2:48:59 AM

What a riot! Starbucks cards as good as currency. A sign of the times.

Posted by: Jan Davis | Mar 24, 2010 8:36:17 AM