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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 1, 2017

Texas Comptroller's Officers Arrest Irving Man For Bribery

(AUSTIN) — Police officers with the Texas Comptroller's Criminal Investigation Division (CID) recently arrested an Irving man who attempted to bribe an agency auditor in San Antonio.

Madan Adhikary, 42, offered cash to a Texas Comptroller auditor in exchange for a reduction in or waiver of his sales tax audit liability.

Later, Adhikary met with an undercover CID officer posing as a Texas Comptroller audit supervisor, and delivered cash to the undercover officer. Adhikary was immediately arrested without incident for the second-degree felony.

The San Antonio Police Department assisted Comptroller investigators during this undercover sting operation.

"I am grateful to the hard-working law enforcement officers in our Criminal Investigation Division, and I want to thank the San Antonio Police Department for its assistance with this matter," Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. "We pursue these cases vigorously and train our auditors, enforcement officers and criminal investigators diligently to protect honest and law-abiding Texas taxpayers. When people try to cheat the system, taxpayers end up footing the bill. I'm proud of our efforts to protect those taxpayers."

CID is continuing this active criminal investigation, which will be presented to the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's office for prosecution. For more information about CID and the crimes it investigates, go to the Comptroller's website.

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