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Boston IRS Agent Charged With Tax Fraud

Ndeye Amy Thioub was indicted on three counts each of filing false tax returns and filing false tax returns as an employee of the U.S.

By Flint McColgan, Boston Herald (TNS)

A Boston IRS agent was indicted on charges that she committed personal tax fraud for years.

Ndeye Amy Thioub, 67, of Swampscott, MA, has served as a Boston-based IRS agent out of the IRS’s Large Business and International Division since 2006 and has been a licensed certified public accountant in Massachusetts since 2010, according to an affidavit filed in support of her criminal charges by a fellow IRS agent.

On Tuesday, Thioub was indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Boston on three counts each of filing false tax returns and filing false tax returns as an employee of the United States, counts for which she was originally charged by criminal complaint and arrested on March 20.

The feds say that Thioub has “extensive and specialized knowledge of accounting techniques, practices, and investigative audit techniques,” which she knew well enough to teach as a visiting instructor at Salem State University between 2017 and 2021. Around the same time, she was allegedly filing tax returns that claimed heavy losses from an import or export business she claimed to have.

Despite her extensive training in investigative auditing, the feds say that she filed these Schedule C losses in three consecutive years: 2017, 2018 and 2019. According to a table included in the affidavit, Thioub claimed a total of $90,192 in losses during those three years, which significantly reduced her gross income and subsequent tax burden.

Those are the years for which she was charged, but the affidavit says that her alleged criminal activity lasted longer than that. IRS investigators became interested during a review of large Schedule C loss claims over consecutive years during which her filings dating back to 2010 caused some concern.

The affidavit includes a list of several businesses or nonprofits Thioub set up over the years of concern in which she listed her own home as the place of business.

At least one of these listed her neighbors as officers of the organization—which had a purported purpose of providing “essential resources to the underserved communities of Senegal (West Africa)”—who said during interviews that they were unaware that she did any work other than for the IRS and Salem State University.


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