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Indiana Revenue Department warns Hoosiers about tax scam

The department says anyone who is contacted by a telephone scammer should collect as much information as possible and report it to the Indiana Attorney General’s Office ID Protection Line at 1-800-382-5516.

FILE - In this July 25, 2013 file photo, Alejandro Mayorkas, then-President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A new inspector general’s report has concluded that Mayorkas, now the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors. It happened in three cases involving the U.S. government soliciting foreign investments in exchange for American visas. Investigators said Tuesday that his involvement created the appearance of favoritism and special access. The investigation could not suggest a motive for his involvement.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Report criticizes official who helped Dems with visa program

When influential Democrats with stakes in different investment groups needed help securing visas as part of a complicated foreign investor program, they sought out a fellow Democrat who just happened to be in charge of the immigration agency overseeing their applications.