More on that investigation in Hawaii after an audit revealed some unspecified shenanigans involving employee access to Tax Department databases going back to 2008. Keoki Kerr reports:
KITV4 News has learned 14 employees of the State Tax Department are under investigation by the State Attorney General’s office for possible criminal wrongdoing.
Sources said so far, all the employees under investigation work at the Oahu District Tax Office of the tax department on Punchbowl Street in downtown Honolulu. The employees are on leave without pay while the probe is under way.
Read more on KITV.
It’s still not clear what type of criminal activity is being investigated. Is this just inappropriate access/snooping or something like misuse of data for financial fraud? We’ll have to wait to find out.