Wayne Garvin worked as a Supervisory Associate Advocate with the revered IRS’ Taxpayer Advocate Service in his last position working for the IRS. For the years 2012 through 2016, while employed by the IRS, Garvin filed false tax returns with the IRS on which he claimed false deductions and expenses related to his rental properties, his personal real estate taxes, and his charitable donations. In addition, although a former U.S. Army Reservist, he deducted nearly $16,000 in one year for false deductions related to his employment with the Reserves, none of which were legitimate. Garvin provided false documents including a letter allegedly from the Department of the Army, not only to the auditor during the IRS audit, but also to the investigators when he learned the case was under criminal review.
Garvin plead guilty and was ordered to serve 13 months in prison, with three years of supervised release and pay restitution of the loss to the IRS of over $74,000.