Woman Tries to Bribe IRS with Starbucks Gift Card
A woman has been charged with trying to bribe an IRS official by giving him $2,000 and a package containing promissory notes and a $100 Starbucks gift card.
Kim Oahn Thi Tran, also known as Jennifer Kim Tran, was charged in a San Francisco federal court, according to the Associated Press. According to prosecutors, she was being audited by the IRS, and auditors found that she owed over $13,000 in taxes on unreported income earned in 2006 and 2007.
She allegedly sent the package with the Starbucks gift card and promissory notes to IRS agent Imad Hararah last November. Prosecutors claim she met with him the following month to give him the cash in exchange for a fake document that indicated her tax debt had been wiped out.