(DCWatchdog.com) – In a significant legal development, former IRS contractor Charles Littlejohn faced the consequences of his actions, receiving a five-year prison sentence for leaking former President Donald Trump’s tax records.
This decision, according to conservatives, shows how low enemies of Trump are willing to go and how pitiful they truly are.
Littlejohn, 38, was accused in September 2023 of unlawfully disclosing a government official’s tax return information.
He admitted guilt in October, acknowledging he leaked a decade’s worth of Trump’s tax details to The New York Times.
U.S. District Judge Ana C. Reyes, imposing a five-year sentence and a $5,000 fine on Littlejohn, conveyed a strong message about the gravity of his actions.
In her remarks, Judge Reyes underscored that targeting a sitting president was not just a violation of law but an affront to our constitutional democracy.
The judge’s criticism extended to the justice department as well, questioning why only one charge was brought against Littlejohn.
Her comparison of this incident to the events of January 6th and labeling it the “biggest heist in IRS history” speaks volumes about its perceived severity.
Before sentencing, Littlejohn expressed his belief that he was acting in the public interest, a sentiment echoed by his attorney.
This defense shows a troubling trend where individuals justify illegal actions based on personal beliefs, disregarding legal and ethical standards.
Furthermore, it was revealed that Littlejohn didn’t just stop with Trump’s records. He exploited a loophole in IRS protocols, accessing Trump’s data and releasing tax details of prominent figures like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and billionaire Jeff Bezos to ProPublica.
This reckless handling of sensitive information represents a significant breach of privacy and trust, raising concerns about the security of confidential data within government agencies.