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IRS Targeting Scandal PDF – JW1559-000248

IRS Targeting Scandal PDF – JW1559-000248

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Category:IRS Scandal

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Date Created:March 28, 2014

Date Uploaded to the Library:April 15, 2014

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From:  Lerner Lois  
Sent:  Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:39  
To:  Flax Nikole Sinno Suzanne; Barre Catherine Landes Scott Amato Amy; Vozne  
Subject:  RE: UPDATE -FW: Hearing mentioned yesterday--there are several groups folks from the FEC world that are pushing tax fraud prosecution for c4s who report they are not conducting political activity when they are(One exformer General these folks think they are). -boss Larry Noble(Counsel the FEC), who now president Americans for Campaign Reform. This their latest push shut these down. One IRS prosecution would make impact and they wouldn't feel comfortable doing the stuff. 
So, don't fooled about how this being articulated --it ALL about 501(4) orgs and 
c)(political activity 
Lois Lerner 
Director Exempt Organizations 
From: Flax Nikole Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:31 To: Sinno Suzne Jennifer 
anne; Lerner Lois Barre Catherine Landes Scott Amato Amy; VozSubject: RE: UPDATE -FW: Hearing 
thanks -this helpful. Can regroup internally before get back the Hill? sounds like their intere 7206 not 501c4 specific? 
From: Sinno Suz
anne Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:19 To: Flax Nikole Lerner Lois Barre Catherine Landes Scott Amato Amy Subject: UPDATE -FW: Hearing just spoke with Ayo. told that DOJ said the IRS does the initial investigations into violations IRC section 7206 (fraud and false statements) and DOJ prosecutes IRS referrals. DOJ said they have not gotten any referrals from the IRS. 
The Subcommittee interested IRS witness testify on: -the process investigation before case turned over DOJ -how determination made -how different elements the offense are interpreted under IRC section 7206 
Please let know your oughts. 
Thanks, Suzie 
From: Sinno Suz
anne Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:51 To: Griffin, Ayo (Judiciary-Dem) Subject: RE: Hearing 
Ayo, remember meeting with you 501(c)(4)s last July and hope you are well too. 
Regarding the hearing, this very short notice and not sure that can properly prepare witness time and clear testimony. will need check with the subject matter experts and get back you. 
What would most helpful you can ell specifically what the Subcommittee wants the IRS address, cannot comment any specific cases/taxpayers. Are there questions that DOJ cannot answer that you want the IRS answer instead? 
Feel free call directly 927 -6922 you would like discuss over the phone. 
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 Suz
anne Subject: Hearing Suzanne, hope youre well. You may recall met last mmer 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 bcommit tee 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
een hoping that DoJ witness could discuss all the topics that Sen. Whitehouse was interested covering this hearing, abI sincerely apologize for the late notice. had 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 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