John D. (Don) Fort was quoted in a recent New York Times article entitled “Trump’s Tax Returns Aren’t the Only Crucial Records Prosecutors Will Get,” published on February 23, 2021. Fort commented on the role of tax returns and the leads they provide to investigators.
The article notes:
John D. Fort, a former chief of the I.R.S. criminal investigation division, said tax returns were a useful tool for uncovering leads, but could only be fully understood with additional financial information obtained elsewhere.
“It’s a very key personal financial document, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle,” said Mr. Fort, a C.P.A. and the director of investigations with Kostelanetz & Fink in Washington. “What you find in the return will need to be followed up on with interviews and subpoenas.”
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