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June 02, 2009

A contractor for the Internal Revenue Service is facing a charge that he urinated in an IRS freight elevator repeatedly.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) began an investigation in August 2007 after receiving complaints that someone was urinating in a freight elevator at the IRS building in Detroit.

After receiving the complaints, a TIGTA investigator installed security cameras in both of the buildings freight elevators. The complaints continued after the cameras were installed. After each complaint, the investigator examined the tapes to see if the person doing the urinating could be spotted.

In October 2007, the investigator reviewed the tapes and determined that an unidentified man had urinated in one of the elevators on several occasions, according to an affidavit filed by the investigator. The affidavit says that the investigator then showed photographs of the man to an IRS manager, who identified the man as someone who is a contractor with the IRS.

In the affidavit, which was obtained by the Smoking Gun, the investigator states that when the man was questioned, he admitted to urinating in the freight elevator several times beginning in June 2007. When asked why, he didn't cite any medical condition. He simply said that he thought he could get away with it, according to the affidavit.

The investigator said that the IRS paid more than $4,500 to clean up the elevator and the area beneath it. If convicted, the man could face up to 10 years in prison.

Source: The Smoking Gun

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