INCOME TAX REFUND FRAUD

04/05/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday

… VETERAN U-S ATTORNEY BOBBY O’NEILL IS RESIGNING FOR A RISK MANAGEMENT JOB IN MIAMI…HIS NEW BOSS IS LOUIS FREEH A FORMER FBI DIRECTOR.

O’NIEL, CALLED A CRUSADER AGAINST PUBLIC CORRUPTION, BEGAN HIS LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER AS A DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN MANHATTAN…

HE WOUND HIS WAY THROUGH SAN FRANCISCO, WASHINGTON, AND THEN COCAINE COWBOY MIAMI AS A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR, O’NEAL CAME TO TAMPA IN 1993.

AMONG THE LOCAL CORRUPTION CASES HE PERSONALLY PROSECUTED AND WON- HILLSBOROUGH COMMISSIONER KEVIN WHITE, TAMPA HOUSING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR AUDLEY EVANS AND TAMPA HOUSING CHIEF STEVE LABRAKE.

AND MR O’NIELL CERTAINLY NO STRANGER TO OUR GUEST TODAY…THE TRIBUNE’S FEDERAL COURTS REPORTER ELAINE SILVESTRINI…

GOOD AFTERNOON ELAINE THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING ON WMNF…WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THE DEPARTURE OF BOBBY O’NIELL???

**** YOUR LISTENING TO ‘LAST CALL’, A LIVE CALL IN SHOW ON WMNF TAMPA..OUR PHONE NUMBER…813-839-9663

FULL DISCLOSURE…I SPENT YEARS WORKING ALONGSIDE ELAINE IN THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE AND I’M VERY GLAD I DON’T HAVE TO COMPETE AGAINST HER ANYMORE

SHE’S A VETERAN JOURNALIST WHO FIRST BROKE THE INCREDIBLE STORY…STILL ON-GOING…OF WHAT WE’RE TOLD NOW ARE BILLIONS OF FALSE TAX REFUNDS PAID BY THE I-R-S…WHICH AT FIRST REFUSED TO HELP TAMPA POLICE INVESTIGATORS WHEN THEY DISCOVERED THE SCAM…

-WHY WAS THAT ELAINE, WHY DID THE IRS REFUSE

..HOW DOES THE SCAM WORK???

-HOW WAS IT FIRST DISCOVERED//??

-WHY US? WHY NOT DETROIT OR MIAMI OR SOMEWHERE ELSE??

-PEOPLE WERE ACTUALLY TEACHING CLASSES ON HOW DO IT FOR A CUT OF THE REFUND CHECKS?

-HIGH END LIFESTYLES AND TAUNTS TO POLICE - 100-THOUSAND DOLLAR CARS BOUGHT WITH CASH

YOU’RE LISTENING TO A LIVE CALL IN SHOW ON WMNF TAMPA…OUR NUMBER 813-839-9663….

-THE FIRST LADY

-IRS STILL TAKING HITS… FEDERAL JUDGE SUSAN BUCKLEW SENTENCING A WOMAN TO SIX YEARS FOR STEALING 1 POINT 6 MILLION DOLLARS THE TAXPAYERS WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN, SAYS OF THE IRS…

“WE HAVE GOT TO BE REALLY DUMB, AND I’M TALKING TO THE IRS, THAT WE DON’T CATCH ONTO THIS FOR ONE, TWO ,THREE, FOUR , FIVE YEARS???

-BUT YOU’VE REPORTED RECENTLY THAT THE FIGHT AGAINST ALL THIS IS BUILDING…

**** WHAT CAN EACH OF US DO TO AVOID BEING RIPPED OFF???

THEME MUSIC UP AT 1 MINUTE TO NPR NEWS

---CLOSER

THANKS TO ELAINE SILVESTRINI OF THE TAMPA TRIBUNE…

ALVARO MONTE-ALEGRE OUR ENGINEER AND PHONE WRANGLER…

AND TO YOU…OUR LISTENERS AND SUPPORTERS OF COMMUNITY RADIO…OR AS I LIKE TO SAY…RADIO FOR THE REST OF US …

I’M WARREN ELLY – HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND….

THIS IS WMNF TAMPA

STAY TUNED FOR THE BUMPY RIDE EDITION OF THE NEW TRAFFIC JAM…

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