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According to Accounting Today, the Criminal Investigation (CI) division of the IRS has released its top 10 cases for 2022. Which of the agency’s most prominent and high-profile investigations have you heard about?


  1. Who were the reality TV stars that were guilty of tax evasion through fraudulent bank loans?
  2. In which case did the underreporting of taxes result in the longest prison sentence?
  3. In which case was the greatest amount of restitution imposed?
  4. Of these cases, how many were committed by women?
  5. Which cases used the ill-gotten gains for Ponzi-like payments?
  6. Which case did you think was the most complex and why?


Stimpson, J. (2023) The top tax crooks of 2022. Accounting Today, January 16 (Retrievable online at