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IRS investigation unit paid for access to cellphone-location-tracking database


WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service attempted to identify and track potential criminal suspects by purchasing access to a commercial database that records the locations of millions of American cellphones.

The IRS Criminal Investigation unit, or IRS CI, had a subscription to access the data in 2017 and 2018, and the way it used the data was revealed last week in a briefing by IRS CI officials to Sen. Ron Wyden’s office. The briefing was described to the Wall Street Journal by an aide to the Oregon Democrat.


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