However, according to Miller, the IRS identified and prevented the issuance of over $14 billion in fraudulent refunds in 2011. Identity theft is a subset of this overall refund fraud. Since 2008, the IRS has identified more than 460,000 taxpayers who have been affected by identity theft.
In addition to criticizing the IRS plan to use local police in their search for tax money, several officers said they found it hypocritical to have the head man at the Treasury Department oversee the IRS when he himself was involved in questionable behavior that would have resulted in punishment for most Americans.
"Secretary Timothy Geithner's own tax history makes him a prime candidate for a 'Hypocrite of the Year" award," said former NYPD detective Sid Franes.
Meanwhile, Virginia Attorney General called Obama and his administration "the biggest lawbreakers to run the federal government in our lifetimes,"
Ken Cuccinelli, the popular Attorney General of Virginia, appeared on C-SPAN's Newsmakers program and, as usual, exhibited extreme candor in discussing President Barack Obama and his White House.
"This president and his administration are the biggest lawbreakers to run the federal government in our lifetimes," said Cuccinelle as if he were stating the obvious.
He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.
He holds a bachelor of science in Criminal Justice from SCI Technical School in New York City and completed training at the NYC Police Academy, FBI Continuing Education Program, Yale University Administration and Management Certification, and the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) of the American Society for Industrial Security.
Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc.