Wednesday December 02, 2015

IRS Used Stingray Device In Investigations

I had no idea the IRS was allowed to do this kind of stuff. For some reason, I thought investigations like this would require a law enforcement agency and a search warrant before using a Stingray device. eek!

In today's letter, Koskinen says the IRS has just one Stingray-style device -- though it's trying to get another -- and only the agency's Criminal Investigation division ever used it. The IRS-CI tracked a total of 44 cellular devices across 15 investigations since 2011, ranging from federal grand jury to state inquiries, Koskinen says.