Man who leaked Trump tax records sentenced to five years

A man who leaked ex-president Donald Trump’s tax records was sentenced to five years in prison for unauthorized disclosure of income tax returns. Federal district judge Ana C. Reyes said that targeting a sitting president was an attack on constitutional democracy. (The Washington Post, January 29, 2024, by Salvador Rizzo)

The ex-IRS contractor Charles Littlejohn, also leaked the tax records of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to ProPublica. Littlejohn said he was acting in a misguided belief that he was serving the public, that they should see how easy it was for the wealthy to avoid taxes. (NBC News, January 29, 2024, by Daniel Barnes and Ryan J. Reilly)

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