Contact Us

Bill Would Allow Missing Child Investigators To Tap Tax Returns

Senator Amy Klobuchar with missing childrens' advocate Patty Wetterling
Handout photo from Sen. Klobuchar's press office

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A bill offered by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar would allow investigators looking for missing children to have access to the tax returns of possible abductors.

U.S. Treasury officials examined 1,700 cases of missing children and found more than a third of those children were declared on the tax returns by relatives suspected of abducting them.

Klobuchar, former Hennepin County attorney, says it defies logic that one branch of government would have information about the addresses of missing children, but law enforcement officials can’t use it.

Missing children’s advocate Patty Wetterling of St. Joseph testified in support of the bill Wednesday in Washington. Wetterling says parents of missing children don’t care about the jurisdictional boundaries, they just want their kids back.

Opponents are concerned about eroding the wall between the nation’s tax collector and law enforcement.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!