(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Thursday, former IRS contractor Charles Littlejohn pleaded guilty to charges relating to leaking former President Donald Trump’s tax information to news outlets from 2018 to 2020.
The 38-year-old man was charged last month by the Justice Department for disclosing the tax return information of the “wealthiest” people in the country to news outlets. He would also relay the tax information of “a high-ranking government official” to a different outlet. He was charged and pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized disclosure of tax return and return information.
Attorney General Merrick Garland pointed out that during Littlejohn’s time as a contractor, he had access to private tax information which he would then share publicly. As he pointed out this was a betrayal of public trust and went against federal law. He then noted that the Justice Department is going to continue following the facts of the case and make sure that all those who violated the law would be held accountable.
The Department of Justice specifically noted that Littlejohn had shared with one news organization information dating back to the period from August to October 2019 relating to one public official. That publication proceeded to put out a series of articles in September 2020 relating to that individual.
In 2020 in July and August, the contractor had also given a different news organization information about the tax returns of some of the nation’s wealthiest people. This information was later published in articles from that publication. Trump and the news outlets in question are not named directly in the press release of the Justice Department.
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