IRS RAID Takes Media By Storm
(FeaturedNews.com) – A popular accounting firm in a high-rise building in Houston, Texas, became the target of a federal raid on Friday, May 20. Agents from the IRS Criminal Investigation Unit (CU) swarmed Alliantgroup, a firm that provides typical tax services to customers. Officials on the scene declined to tell The Houston Chronicle exactly what they were investigating.
The accounting firm declared itself free from wrongdoing and is now openly cooperating with the IRS’ investigation. Christian Venheuizen, a spokesman for the IRS CU’s Houston office, told the Houston Press that his team is now investigating a wide array of crimes regarding firm, ranging from inappropriate billing practices, employee abuse, and so on.
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Going Concern, an online publication for accounting professionals, highlights some of the company’s internal issues, including past allegations of sexual harassment by Alliantgroup co-founder and CEO Dhaval Jadav, as well as other male members of upper management.
Jadav allegedly held “raves” at the Houston office, where he forced his employees to participate. Some described a cult-like atmosphere, with workers expected to worship and admire their bosses. The article also alleged unprofessional billing practices, which might be why the IRS is interested in the company. One employee told Going Concern that working for Alliantgroup was “the most abusive relationship [they’ve] ever been in.”
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