- “We are primarily investigating Title 26, which is tax evasion and general fraud against the government,” Mosely also said, according to WFAA.
( Daily Caller ) Criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Postal Service raided the Grapevine, Texas offices of televangelist Benny Hinn on Wednesday afternoon.
Hinn is famous for his stadium-filling “Miracle Crusades.” At these revival-style events, held worldwide, Hinn claims to use special, supernatural power to heal people suffering from terminal diseases and various handicaps.
Several IRS and Postal Service agents participated in the Wednesday raid.
The investigators entered Hinn’s offices, then left with boxes — and boxes, and boxes — of documents. The investigators then placed the boxes on trucks at the scene.
Officials offered few details about the scope of the investigation, reports Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA.
“Today, we are here on official business,” IRS criminal investigations special agent Michael Moseley told the flock of reporters who gathered to watch the slow-moving raid.
“We are primarily investigating Title 26, which is tax evasion and general fraud against the government,” Mosely also said, according to WFAA.
“We are conducting a search warrant on the premises. Basically, that’s all I can tell you today,” Moseley added.
An unidentified federal employee told WFAA that the investigation into potentially illegal activities by Hinn had been extensive prior to Wednesday.