SENIOR EXECUTIVE WITH INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
IN DETROIT IS SENTENCED ON FELONY STRUCTURING CONDUCT
Renita Kinney, 45, of Detroit, Michigan, and a former senior executive of the Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, announced Barbara L. McQuade, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. In addition, United States District Court Judge Marianne O. Battani also ordered Kinney to file amended tax returns.
Making the announcement along with U.S. Attorney McQuade was Robert L. Davila, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Division, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
In September 2010, Renita Kinney pleaded guilty to the felony of structuring cash transactions to avoid a federal reporting requirement. According to court documents, in April and May 2006, Kinney, who was then a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist at the IRS Detroit Computing Center, structured more than $20,000.00 in cash withdrawals from her bank account at JP Morgan Chase Bank. Kinney divided her cash withdrawals into multiple amounts under $10,000.00 in order to avoid the filing of a Currency Transaction Report, as required by federal law.
Robert L. Davila, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Field Division stated, "the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) will not tolerate this type of criminal activity on the part of its employees. TIGTA will vigorously pursue any criminal misconduct perpetuated by Internal Revenue Service employees."
The case was investigated by special agents of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.