All records are meant to be broken. But we seriously doubt this man is pleased with his new title.
When Kulwant Lasher offered to pay an undercover IRS Revenue Officer $600,000 he secured his place in history — as the man responsible for the largest bribe of an IRS officer on record.
Even without the bribe, Lasher was facing some serious problems.
Kulwant Lasher and his brother Tarlochan Lasher, the owners of Lasher Brothers Trucking Company, Inc., admitted that they conspired to not account for or remit employee withholding and FICA taxes from 2003 to 2007.
Rather than face the music, Kulwart offered an IRS Revenue Officer $600,000 in cash to get rid of the Lasher’s $2.4 million tax liability. Good to his word, Kulwant gave the IRS agent $56,000 in cash, his 2003 BMW 745L and a quitclaim deed for his home over the course of several meetings.
Rather than having his tax slate wiped clean, Kulwant was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison, and three years of supervised release after his sentence.