Jeanne Gavin, 62, was a former manager of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In April, Gavin pled guilty to exceeding authorized access to a government computer and engaging in a criminal conflict of interest, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 205. Gavin faced a potential sentence of two years in prison, one year of supervised release in addition, and a potential fine of up to $200,000.
Gavin admitted to owning and operating a private accounting and tax business while being employed by the IRS as a manager at the IRS office located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was alleged that Gavin used her supervisory position to improperly influenced subordinate employees on over 2,000 occasions to access IRS databases in order to benefit her business which generated over $70,000 in annual revenue.
Today, Gavin was fined $20,000 and received a prison sentence of one year, and one year of supervised release.