IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Giving Michael Cohen’s Confidential Info to Michael Avenatti

An Internal Revenue staffer has pleaded guilty to leaking confidential financial information about Michael Cohen to indicted failed Democrat candidate for president, Michael Avenatti.

According to the New York Post, John C. Fry, a 54-year-old former investigative analyst with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the illegal act of divulging inside information.

The paper adds:

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Fry admitted in court to handing over Cohen’s confidential financial forms to Michael Avenatti, the ex-attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels who represented her in her lawsuit against President Trump, with whom she claims she had an affair, which Trump has denied.

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Fry logged into the IRS’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network twice in May 2018 and downloaded five SARs on Cohen and his company, Essential Consultants.

An SAR is a report that banks file when they take deposits that they deem suspicious. They were created to track drug dealers and their money. This reporting is also the reason you regular folks get nasty letters in the mail if you take out or put in too much money into your own checking and savings accounts.

“Fry gave Avenatti that information via cellphone correspondence as well as through emailing him screenshots of the reports,” the Post added.

According to the prosecution, Fry specifically told Avenatti about Cohen’s $500,000 paycheck from Columbus Nova as well as companies such as AT&T.

The reason the IRS insider gave Avenatti the info because the disgraced lawyer was representing former porn star Stormy Daniels who received a payment from Cohen.

“Fry was given access to sensitive and powerful government databases including people’s most private financial information and he was given that access to do his job as an investigative analyst,” David L. Anderson, US attorney for the Northern District of California, told the media.

“He decided his politics were more important than his obligation to follow the law. In that, he was mistaken,” Anderson said of the now convicted IRS agent.

Once again we see that leftists don’t care about rules, laws, and morality when it comes to pushing their political ideals.

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