October 2016: Justice Department Announces Charges in India-Based IRS Scam

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.

1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger

Justice Department Announces Charges in India-Based IRS Scam
Image of the IRS building
On Oct. 27, 2016, the U.S. Justice Department announces that they are charging 61 people and entities for fraud. According to the Justice Department these people called from India-based call centers and impersonated the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), demanding money for non-existing debts. The scam began in 2013 and reaped a total of $300 million from 15,000 victims. Five call centers and 32 people in India are charged. Meanwhile in the United States, 24 people will be tried in U.S. District Court in Texas.
Photo source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
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