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Taxes Are A Dirty Word

Now that’s employee loyalty. When IRS agents were about to seize his boss’s truck last November, a 45-year-old Omaha, Nebraska man dumped a mound of dirt at several officers’ feet.

Walter M. Trazila’s act of defiance resulted in a misdemeanor sentence of three years’ probation, reports Accounting Today.

According to the U.S. attorney prosecutors, Trazila jumped into a front-loader vehicle, scooped a mound of dirt, and drove it straight at several awaiting IRS officers, dumping the entire load at their feet and in front of the dump truck they were there to seize.

Trazila reportedly thought that the agents, at whom he yelled, represented a different creditor looking to collect from his employer, whose identity wasn’t revealed in court papers or media coverage.

The contrite defendant pleaded guilty to assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer. He faced a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Taking into account the guilty plea, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken in his Aug. 22 sentencing, ordered Trazila to take an anger-management class, perform 60 hours of community service, and be electronically monitored for the first three months of his three years of probation.

“I am sorry this happened (and) I did not intend to have the officer get worried,” Trazila stated in a court document.

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