IRS raids Clinton Highway business

By: WVLT staff
By: WVLT staff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The IRS and the FBI are investigating a Clinton Highway business. Agents showed up at HR Comp at 7317 Clinton Highway in Powell and began pulling out file boxes of papers and other items.

HR Comp's website says they do contract administrative and payroll work.

Neither agency is releasing details on the investigation at this time except to say it is an official criminal investigation.

At 9 p.m. Thursday night, the company issued the following statement through a lawyer:

"We were shocked and surprised by what happened today. HR Comp is operating appropriately in compliance with law. We are still working diligently for our customers as we are proceeding with business as usual. We are cooperating with authorities and are confident the matter will be resolved."

Our sister station WTVF in Nashville reports the company is at the center of a controversy involving the governor and a high powered lobbyist and that it is finding itself in the spotlight again.

The FBI has confirmed to WTVF the raid is part of an ongoing criminal investigation.


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The IRS and the FBI are investigating a Clinton Highway business. Agents showed up at HR Comp at 7317 Clinton Highway in Powell and began pulling out file boxes of papers and other items.

HR Comp's website says they do contract administrative and payroll work.

Neither agency is releasing details on the investigation at this time except to say it is an official criminal investigation.


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