Official tax raid search documents: Affidavits sealed

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A U-S magistrate says affidavits for the search and seizure warrants executed last Friday will remain sealed.

On March 20th, agents showed up at 'Tax One' on Buena Vista Road and 'Joche & Associates' on Auburn Avenue.

An Internal Revenue spokesperson is neither confirming nor denying that a criminal investigation is underway.

But she did say there was probable cause of criminal tax violations.

Also, a second warrant was also executed at the Joche and Associates in LaGrange at 2170 West Point Road.

News Leader 9 is told, in the Columbus raids, officers seized more than 100 items -- including computers, tax returns as well as other financial documents.

On both warrants for Joche and Associates, when describing the property and person to be searched, it included tax returns and supporting documentation for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.