“OPR (Office of Professional Responsibility) strives to protect the integrity of the tax system from unscrupulous and incompetent practitioners regardless of how those traits become known,” said Karen L. Hawkins, Director of OPR.
Recently, the Internal Revenue Service announced that its Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has disbarred David O. Christensen after he was convicted of theft for misappropriating funds as the conservator of his daughter’s trust account. Christensen was a Certified Public Accountant with licenses in Washington and Oregon, were revoked previously as a result of his conviction.
Per IRS Newswire, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) declined to carve out a request by Christensen for limited practice as a tax return preparer, and instead, disbarred him from all practice before the IRS finding that Christensen’s conviction for theft, and the revocation of his CPA licenses, constituted disreputable conduct under Circular 230.
To read the complete Administrative Law Judge Decision from the IRS, please click on ALJ Final Agency Decision