Former IRS official Lois Lerner used a second email account — set up under the name “Toby Miles” — to conduct official agency business, officials reportedly admitted to a federal court this week.
The IRS made the big admission on Monday in response to an open-records lawsuit filed by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, according to The Washington Times.
While an IRS attorney said it’s unclear who “Toby Miles” is, he said it’s been determined that the account set up under the name was a “personal email account used by Lerner.
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IRS lawyer Geoffrey J. Klimas told the court that as the agency was putting together a set of documents to turn over to Judicial Watch, it realized Ms. Lerner had used yet another email account, in addition to her official one and another personal one already known to the agency.
“In addition to emails to or from an email account denominated ‘Lois G. Lerner‘ or ‘Lois Home,’ some emails responsive to Judicial Watch’s request may have been sent to or received from a personal email account denominated ‘Toby Miles,’” Mr. Klimas told Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who is hearing the case.
Judicial Watch is currently suing for access to emails sent by Lerner during the same time period that the tax agency was targeting conservative nonprofit groups.
In a statement to FoxNews.com, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the latest disclosure proves the “Obama IRS scandal is not over.”
“This is the latest in a parade of obstruction from the IRS and the Department of Justice on these issues,” he added.