Skip to comments.IRS sued for seizing 60 million medical records
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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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.
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.
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.
Adding insult to injury, after unlawfully seizing the records and searching their intimate parts, defendants decided to use John Doe Companys media system to watch basketball, ordering pizza and Coca-Cola, to take in part of the NCAA tournament, illustrating their complete disregard of the courts order and the Plaintiffs Fourth Amendment rights.
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.
Church of the Glock Locked and Loaded.
Come on by.
Well they focused on exactly who they were after. Responsible tax payers who buy health insurance that abide by the law.
Someday somebody in this administration will be honest.
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.
“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.
Miller also said nothing that was done was illegal. But then again, this was coming from Mr. Uh-Duh-I-Dunno-Nuthin’.
IRS II scandal.
have we heard anything from Obama?
Well, we know there were not any records from the Veterans Administration included since they are 1.2 years behind in their processing.