Hoyt Fiasco: $103M Heist + Kevin Brown's Criminal Cover-up
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The Hoyt Fiasco: How to write for help

E-mailing to federal legislators, the Justice Department, or the President, does no good. You must send hard copy. That's how backwards and out of touch they are. And if you really want action, you must do as their corporate sponsors do and find a way to send them vast sums of money without leaving a trail. THAT is how you get all the government you can afford to buy. We regular citizens do not get representation. We get misrepresentation and we get fleeced.

But if you do decide to take a gamble that one of these people will actually care, here are a few things you need to know.

Be aware that letters pertaining to the IRS or the Hoyt Fiasco get routed through the Taxpayer Assistance Office (TAO). The TAO does nothing about this. So to save yourself postage, just toss your letter directly in the trash. That's where it's going anyhow if it seems to pertain to the IRS or the Hoyt Fiasco.

You could state clearly in your letter that you are not writing about a tax problem. But what they will do is scan the letter and see "tax problem." So don't do that.

You could ask that the recipient get your letter to your intended legislator, but that is unrealistic.

What you must do is focus on some aspect of criminal IRS behavior (anything less just doesn't warrant attention these days). Then write about crime. Do not even name the agency, in your  letter. In no more than three paragraphs, describe the crime but do not use the words "tax" or "IRS" as doing so just gets your letter mis-categorized and trash-canned.

See the assistance center for a mail merge files with addresses.

Some experts advise that you also address your concerns to the TAO nearest you, because many people in the IRS think you do have a tax problem. This usually doesn't do any good, leading many IRS victims to refer to them as the Taxpayer Apathy Office. In fact, it often has disastrous consequences for the victim--and that leads many IRS victims to refer to them as the Taxpayer Attack Office.

But you have a penchant for rolling dice and think maybe the TAO will be helpful then make sure you give them ONLY one issue. And keep it simple. Write as if explaining to a 10 year old child, or you will likely not be understood by the TAO employee.

Provide as little detail as possible, so they don't focus on something minor instead of what you need addressed. The TAO has a tendency to do that.

Please be as factual as possible, whenever you write. Below are some tips originally written for Kevin Brown's victims.


 Your individual contact should be a personal note from you in your own words describing your circumstances. Do not copy anyone else's letter. Form letters are not taken seriously. Also, the best letters stick to only a few points--rather than trying to address everything. Less is more.

Here are some things you can include in your note:

  1. How I got into this investment (including what I saw to convince me of the business merits)
  2. What I paid over the years to Hoyt
  3. How often I am hearing from the IRS
  4. What I am hearing from the IRS
  5. What my current IRS bill is
  6. What future bills are outstanding.
  7. How will these bills affect my financial standing
  8. How will a garnishment affect my employment.
  9. How this investment affected my life

At the end, you should include a paragraph that asks your representative to take an action, like one of these:

  • Meet with you face to face.
  • Ask for a collections hold on your personal account from the IRS
  • Ask for abatement of penalty interest by the IRS
  • Ask for abatement of all interest by the IRS
  • Ask for abatement of the underlying tax because of the IRS misconduct
  • Ask for a meeting between the IRS Commissioner and Hoyt Partner attorneys
  • Refer IRS misconduct to the IRS Oversight Committee for investigation--why the flagrant disregard for the Tax Code?
  • Refer IRS misconduct to the Justice Department--why have employees of the IRS misused IRS resources?
  • Refer IRS misconduct to the FBI--where is the missing $100 million?
  • Initiate a thorough Congressional investigation--is it the intention of Congress for a federal agency to assist in committing a fraud that leaves families bereft?
  • Initiate a thorough Government Accounting Office investigation--how did that $100 million disappear?
  • Force the IRS to grant all partners as good a settlement as it has granted any other partner--rather than the double standard we are seeing.

Several other items should be included in your initial contact with your representative.

  1. A privacy waiver form complete with your name, birth date, social security number. You must send a privacy waiver form complete with your name, birth date, social security number. Until this is on file, it does no good to send a letter to any legislator. To find a legislator, go to your state's Website or just use a search engine. On that legislator's site, you will find a privacy form. Use that form, rather than a generic one--this helps move things along.
  2. A copy of the January 22, 1998 letter to William Roth from Richard Pooley and Associates.
  3. A copy of the October 8, 1998 letter to Mr. W Val Oveson, National Taxpayer Advocate from Montgomery Cobb (Partnership Level Attorney)

Last updated: Friday, October 09, 2020

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