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Sting Operation Nabs 2 Tax Auditors In Bribery Scam
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Sting Operation Nabs 2 Tax Auditors In Bribery Scam 

MONROVIA, September 19 (LINA) - The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) in a joint sting operation with the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has arrested two LRA employees for soliciting and receiving bribe to compromise a tax audit bill.

Tax Auditors Mr. Isaac Tamba and Rose Dahn of the Medium Tax Audit Section of the Domestic Tax Department were arrested in the act on Friday, September 16, by undercover agents of the LRA and LACC.

They were arrested for receiving a bribe of US$3,000.00 from a businessman (name withheld).

The US$3,000 bribe was a 50% partial payment of a compromise fee of US$6,000 which they requested from the businessman to compromise and reduce a tax audit liability prepared by them from an amount of several thousand United States Dollars to US$4000.  

The two tax auditors conspired to reduce the tax audit bill in favor of the businessman and received a bribe.

The deal was that the two tax auditors will receive and share a US$6,000 bribe and that the tax bill will be reduced to US$4,000 and a tax payment of US$4,000 would be deposited into the GOL general revenue account.

The LRA was alerted by a whistle blower in consultation with the businessman as this was the second time LRA Tax Auditor Rose Dahn and others allegedly received about US$20,000 to compromise another audit bill with the same businessman. 

LRA Professional Ethics Assistant Commissioner and the Senior Security and Investigation Consultant to the Commissioner General in collaboration with LACC implemented the operation.

LACC and LRA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at fighting corruption in the LRA, including illicit trading, tax fraud, tax evasion, smuggling, false/under declarations.

The two employees were arrested in the act of receiving the bribe money during a sting operation, at which time the US$3,000 was recovered.  

The LRA Tax Auditors are currently under investigation by the LACC and will be forwarded to court with evidence for prosecution.


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