Former IRS Official Accused Of Targeting Tea Partiers Will Not Face Charges

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October 23, 2015 3:02 p.m.

Former IRS official Lois Lerner, who was accused of improperly targeting conservative groups, will not face charges, nor will any other IRS officials, the Department of Justice told Congress on Friday.

It was first reported by CNN that DOJ will close the two-year investigation.

Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik said in a letter to Congress that “poor management is not a crime.”

Kadzik elaborated, per CNN:

We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution.

We also found no evidence that any official involved in the handling of tax-exempt applications or IRS leadership attempted to obstruct justice. Based on the evidence developed in this investigation and the recommendation of experienced career prosecutors and supervising attorneys at the department, we are closing our investigation and will not seek any criminal charges.

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