IRS agents descend on Rangely location

Criminal investigation agents with the Internal Revenue Service were seen going in and out of a house on Main Street last week in Rangely. A spokesman said he couldn’t comment on the investigation, other than to say the agents were “there on official business.”

Criminal investigation agents with the Internal Revenue Service were seen going in and out of a house on Main Street last week in Rangely. A spokesman said he couldn’t comment on the investigation, other than to say the agents were “there on official business.”
Criminal investigation agents with the Internal Revenue Service were seen going in and out of a house on Main Street last week in Rangely. A spokesman said he couldn’t comment on the investigation, other than to say the agents were “there on official business.”
RANGELY I A line of dark-colored SUVs parked in front of a house on Main Street last Thursday caught the attention of passersby.
Several agents for the criminal investigation unit of the Internal Revenue Service — some armed — were seen coming and going from the house over a period of several hours. The agents were from Denver and Grand Junction.
“We’re out there on official business,” said special agent Bryan Thiel, a public information officer in the Denver field office. “I can’t tell you much. As much as I want to talk to you, I can’t.”
A line of dark-colored SUVs were parked in front of a residence on Main Street in Rangely last week as criminal investigation agents with the IRS were inside the house.
A line of dark-colored SUVs were parked in front of a residence on Main Street in Rangely last week as criminal investigation agents with the IRS were inside the house.
Asked if there was any information he could provide, Thiel said, “I really can’t say, but … we are there on official business. I really can’t say anything specific about our investigation. If I told you the reason, then you’d know what we’re there for.”
This Rangely residence was the scene of an IRS investigation last Thursday.
This Rangely residence was the scene of an IRS investigation last Thursday.
Thiel said the job of the criminal investigation side of the IRS “is to investigate criminal violations of the tax law and related financial investigations.”
Thiel said records of the investigation are sealed at the moment.
“My job (as a public information officer) is to talk, but, unfortunately, my hands are tied right now,” Thiel said. “In situations like this, normally (the records) are sealed. Hopefully they will become unsealed in the next week or so.”