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From:  Lerner Lois  
Sent:  Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:31  
To:  Sinno Suzanne; FlaxNikole Barre Catherine Landes Scott Amato Amy  
Subject:  RE: UPDATE -FW: Hearing looking their testimony though, it's all about criminal prosecution federal campaign laws--so we're all talking apples and oranges. the bottom line. both instances, the issue whether particular expenditure was political intervention.
hether there was false statement fraud regarding description alleged political expenditure that doesn't say vote for vote against not realistic under current law. Everyone looking for magic bullet scapegoat--there isn't one. The law this area just hard. 
Lois Lerner 
Director Exempt Organizations 
From: Sinno Suzanne Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:19 To: Flax Nik
ole Lerner Lois Barre Catherine Landes Scott Amato Amy Subject: UPDATE -FW: Hearing just spoke with Ayo. toldoes the initial investigations into violations IRC section 7206 that DOJ said the IRS d(fraudandfalse statements) andDOJ prosecutes IRS referrals. DOJ saidthey have not gotten any referrals from the IRS. 
The Subcommittee interestedin IRS witness testify on: -the process investigation before case turnedover DOJ -howade
etermination mad-how different elements the offense are interpretedunder IRC section 7206 
Please let know your thoughts. 
Thanks, Suzie 
From: Sinno Suzanne Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:51 To: Griffin, Ayo (Judiciary-Dem) Subject: RE: Hearing 
Ayo, hope you are well too. remember meeting with you 501(c)(4)s last July and
Regarding the hearing, this very short notice andI not sure that can properly prepare witness time andclear testimony. will needto check with the subject matter experts andget back you. 
What wouldbe most helpful you can ell specifically what the Subcommittee wants the IRS ress,
cannot comment any specific cases/taxpayers. Are there questions that DOJ cannot answer that you want the IRS answer instead 
Feel free call d-6922 you wouldiscuss over the phone.
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Thank you, Suzie 
Suzanne Sinno, J.D., LL.M. (Tax) Legislative Counsel Office Legislative Affairs Internal Revenue Service 202-927-6922 202-622-5247 (fax) 
From: Griffin, Ayo (Judiciary-Dem) [] Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:44 To: Sinno Suzanne Subject: Hearing Suzanne, hope youre well. You may recall met last summer during couple very helpful IRS
riefings that you put together for staff for several Senators relating political spending 501(c)(4) groups. wanted get touch bcommittee Crime and
ecause Sen. Whitehouse convening hearing the Judiciary SubTerrorism criminal enforcement campaign finance law April which think you may have already have heard abat DoJ. Specifically, Sen. Whitehouse
out from Bill ErbOne the topics actually involves enforcement tax law. interested the investigation and prosecution material false statements the IRS regarding political activity 501(c)(4) groups forms 990 and 1024 under U.S.C.  7206. 
Sen. Whitehouse would like invite IRS witness testify these issues. Could you please let know would ble for you provide witness? possib sincerely apologize for the late notice. had
een hoping that DoJ witness could discuss all the topics that Sen. Whitehouse was interested covering this hearing, were recently informed that they would not ble speak ab 7206 this context.
out enforcement have attached official invitation case you require one two weeks prior the hearing date (as DoJ does). 
Perhaps can discuss all this the phone tomorrow you have time. 
Thanks very much, 
Ayo Griffin Counsel Subcommittee Crime and Terrorism Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Chair 
U.S. Senate Committee the Judiciary