IRS Complaint Filed Against RICO 20 Think Tank

The Heartland Institute reports on CEI's involvement in a complaint with the IRS to investigate a George Mason University professor.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a research institute, and Cause of Action (CoA), a government watchdog organization, have filed a complaint with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that requests the agency investigate Jagadish Shukla, a climate researcher at George Mason University, and revoke the tax-exempt status of the Institute of Global Environment and Society, Inc. (IGES), an organization Shukla founded.

Commenting on the complaint, Sam Kazman, general counsel for CEI, said, “By trying to get government officials to invoke RICO against those who differ with him on global warming, Shukla has abandoned any pretense of scientific debate.

“For that reason, it is supremely ironic, as our petition points out, [Skukla’s] own activities may well fall on the dark side of legality,” Kazman said.

Read the full article at the Heartland Institute