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Report: One of the IRS Officials at the Center of Targeting Scandal Promoted

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One of the Internal Revenue Service officials at the center of the massive political targeting scandal has been promoted to "supervisor IRS agent," the Washington Examiner reports.

“Through 2012, then-Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok signed many of the intimidating letters sent to conservative nonprofits,” the report notes.

“For example, this January 2012 letter sent to the Richmond Tea Party demanded the date, time and location of all group events, as well as copies of all handouts provided at the events, and the names and credentials of all organizers. Seok also demanded the names of all speakers and the contents of the speeches they made,” the report adds.

But rather than face disciplinary action for discriminating against conservative groups, someone decided Seok deserved a promotion, WXIX-TV/Fox 19 reports.

The Washington Examiner contacted both the Cincinnati and the Washington IRS offices. They couldn’t get a word out of either. In fact, when refusing to answer questions, the Washington office cited the Privacy Act of 1974.

“It appears some of the ‘rogue agents’ in the Cincinnati office are being rewarded for targeting conservatives, not punished,” the Washington Examiner notes.


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