At Long Last: IRS Pays Up for Targeting Conservative Groups

A tea party leader in Ohio is pleased that the Internal Revenue Service must pay millions of dollars to tea party groups that were targeted by the agency in the run up to the 2012 presidential election.  Last week a federal judge in Cincinnati signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups to close out a major legal battle over unwarranted and illegal targeting of the groups. The IRS will pay $3.5 million to the tea party organizations that were wronged by intrusive inspections – and the agency insists it has taken steps to ensure that political targeting won’t occur in the future. Former IRS official Lois Lerner (pictured) was at the center of the controversy.

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