AFP raids Australian Tax Office whistleblower amid Four Corners investigation

Whistleblower Richard BoyleA public servant turned whistleblower employed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has this morning had his home raided by officers from the ATO and the Australian Federal Police, after speaking with reporters in a major joint Four Corners and Fairfax investigation into alleged abuse of power by the ATO.

Adelaide-based Richard Boyle, who has worked at the ATO as a debt collector since 2005, told the ABC his rental unit in suburban Edwardstown was raided this morning by a team of four AFP officers accompanied by an ATO investigator.

“This is an astonishing use of public resources, to investigate someone who has passionately and with every fibre of my being tried to assist taxpayers in meeting their tax obligations and to enforce taxpayers who are ripping the country off by not paying their fair share of tax,” he said.

via AFP raids Australian Tax Office whistleblower amid Four Corners investigation – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)