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Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot is calling for an expansion of his powers of investigation and prosecution. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

As tax fraud increases, comptroller seeks expansion of power (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A growing number of fraud cases in Maryland has the state's top tax collector calling for an expansion of his powers of investigation and prosecution. In recent weeks, Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot has announced that his office will stop processing claims made by more than three-dozen tax businesses and individuals who perform tax ...