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IRS Official At Heart Of Tea Party Scandal Retires

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September 23, 2013 AT 11:53 AM
The Internal Revenue Service said Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the agency's tea party scandal is retiring. Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status when she was placed on paid leave in May. While she was in charge, the agency acknowledged that agents improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012.