FreedomWorks recently announced the launch of the American Freedom Initiative (AFI), a collaboration headed by former acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker. This project aims to help relieve injustices committed against Americans under the criminal justice system and the regulatory state. As part of this project, we will shine a spotlight on some of the individuals the AFI has identified under its Administrative Abuse Project who have been the victims of federal regulatory overreach.
Howard and Karen Baldwin are successful, award-winning Hollywood producers, best known for producing the Oscar-winning film Ray. In 2011, the Baldwins filed a quite-complicated tax return claiming losses for their production company, which they believed entitled them to a large tax refund. However, the IRS refused to pay the Baldwins $168,000 in tax refunds because they supposedly never received their claim.