May 16, 2013
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FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as four people may be the
first Cincinnati Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees to face
disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly
targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.
On Wednesday, the IRS announced that it had pinpointed two employees
at the agency’s Cincinnati office for being ‘primarily’ responsible.
In addition, acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller resigned his position, revealed by President Obama on Wednesday.
“Secretary Lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the
resignation of the acting commissioner of the IRS, because given the
controversy surrounding this audit, it’s important to institute new
leadership that can help restore confidence going forward,” said
President Obama in a statement on Wednesday evening.