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IRS sued for seizing 60 million medical records
The Washington Times ^ | 5/17/2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 05/19/2013 1:07:07 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie

A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, charging they wrongfully seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans.

The name of the provider is not yet known, United Press International said. But Courthouse News Service said the suit claims the agency violated the Fourth Amendment in 2011, when agents executed a search warrant for financial data on one employee – and that led to the seizure of information on 10 million, including state judges.

The search warrant did not specify that the IRS could take medical information, UPI said. And information technology officials warned the IRS about the potential to violate medical privacy laws before agents executed the warrant, the complaint said, as reported by UPI.

“Despite knowing that these medical records were not within the scope of the warrant, defendants threatened to ‘rip’ the servers containing the medical data out of the building if IT personnel would not voluntarily hand them over,” the complaint states, UPI reported.

IRS agents also seized workers’ phones and telephone data – more violations of the warrant, (according to the suit) UPI reported.

The complaint alleges the IRS was “invasive and unlawful” and stole access to intimate medical records that included patients’ treatment plans and therapies, UPI said.

The suit seeks $25,000 in compensatory damages, per violation. The records’ seizure could impact up to one in 25 Americans, UPI said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; irsmedicalrecords; irsobamacare; irsscandal; irsscandals; medicalrecords; records
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’m not smart enough to read and understand a warrant. I’d have to have my County Sheriff, and a few of his men, read it before I let them in.

21 posted on 05/19/2013 2:01:20 PM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Yep. They violated the 4th amendment and the 1st and maybe have an intention of distributing to those who would infringe on the second, which would then jeopardize you if you filled out a form, not knowing it is a legal document and you just incriminated yourself.

Fun, fun, fun.

22 posted on 05/19/2013 2:03:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dila813; Jim Robinson
“I remember Miller testified that the IRS wouldn’t have access to your medical information.”

I heard that hearing and you are right and I had forgotten he said that. Now, we find out they have already stolen millions of medical records. We are not safe from the IRS that has tremendous power to destroy our lives - that is those of us who are not communist sympathizers for Hussein.

I now believe Hussein's IRS is a copy of Hitler's Gestapo. The Gestapo was the “German internal security police as organized under the Nazi regime, known for its terrorist methods directed against those suspected of treason or questionable loyalty.”

IRS agents are among the group armed with hollow point bullets purchased by Homeland Security.

23 posted on 05/19/2013 2:16:27 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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Demand accountabilty!
Stop this slap in our face!

Less than $15k to go!!
Let's git 'er done!!
Please Contribute Today!

24 posted on 05/19/2013 2:22:27 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: kcvl; I want the USA back
To top it off, the IRS agents were rude, childish and arrogant, the complaint states:

”Adding insult to injury, after unlawfully seizing the records and searching their intimate parts, defendants decided to use John Doe Company’s media system to watch basketball, ordering pizza and Coca-Cola, to take in part of the NCAA tournament, illustrating their complete disregard of the court’s order and the Plaintiffs’ Fourth Amendment rights.

Just WOW

This really shows the arrogance of these IRS Enforcers.

The whole of government needs an enema.

These thugs violated citizens rights under color of law they should go to jail.

That is one reason that we have thugs like these do what they do. They are never brought to justice. If they have no fear of being held accountable for their action their violations will only grow more and more egregious.

25 posted on 05/19/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Church of the Glock Locked and Loaded.

Come on by.

26 posted on 05/19/2013 3:32:07 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: jiggyboy

Well they focused on exactly who they were after. Responsible tax payers who buy health insurance that abide by the law.

27 posted on 05/19/2013 3:33:45 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: loveliberty2

Someday somebody in this administration will be honest.

28 posted on 05/19/2013 3:35:40 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nomad

Hi nomad, I hope you are well.

How can you be sure they didn’t get your records? The article from Breitbart says that 1,000,000 of the 10,000,000 are from California.

I’ll be calling my health care insurer tomorrow to see if mine were illegally seized.

29 posted on 05/19/2013 3:36:38 PM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie


30 posted on 05/19/2013 3:48:10 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SandRat

“IRS of late has been behaving like the GESTAPO and the SS.”

Of “late?” It’s been going on in one form or another for many years.

31 posted on 05/19/2013 4:33:10 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: loveliberty2

Miller also said nothing that was done was illegal. But then again, this was coming from Mr. Uh-Duh-I-Dunno-Nuthin’.

32 posted on 05/19/2013 4:45:14 PM PDT by bgill (The problem one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

IRS II scandal.

have we heard anything from Obama?

33 posted on 05/19/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Well, we know there were not any records from the Veterans Administration included since they are 1.2 years behind in their processing.

34 posted on 05/19/2013 5:58:01 PM PDT by huldah1776
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