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Sources: IRS Workers 'Did What Their Bosses Told Them'


FOX 19 is reporting that four Cincinnati workers have been identified for disciplinary and possible criminal action for targeting “right wing” groups applying to the IRS for non-profit status.  However, according to sources, IRS workers in Cincinnati, OH “simply did what their bosses ordered.” 

Yesterday, Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller described two Cincinnati workers as “rogue” and “off the reservation.”  But two sources tell the news outlet that there are four workers “pin-pointed” by the IRS, as opposed to only two as mentioned by Miller.  

Fox19 has confirmed that the four employees in question made unusual requests for information from:

1. The Richmond, Virginia Tea Party in January of 2012.
2. The Ohio Liberty Council in January of 2012..
3. Dan Backer, a lawyer based in Washington D.C. who helped six small conservative groups apply for 501c4 status in February of 2012.    
4. The Liberty Township Tea Party in March of 2012.

Miller subsequently resigned after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requested Miller’s resignation. Miller’s assignment to the IRS was scheduled to end in June of 2013 before he was asked to step down.  

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