IRS puts two on leave over lavish 2010 conference
June 5th, 2013
05:08 PM ET
7 years ago

IRS puts two on leave over lavish 2010 conference

(CNN) - The Internal Revenue Service has placed two employees on administrative leave in connection with a 2010 conference in Anaheim, California, which cost millions of taxpayer dollars.

The employees were not identified in a Wednesday statement from IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel, nor were the exact circumstances of their alleged wrongdoing detailed.


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  1. Sniffit

    Now watch the Teatroll talking points...

    Before administrative leave: "Why is Obama not disciplining anyone blah blah blah...I don't care about contracts and employees rights and human resources procedures...I WANT BLOOD!!!!"

    After administrative leave: "He's trying to intimidate them!!!!"

    June 5, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  2. Tampa Tim

    I can hardly wait to hear from 'liberal..lack,' to find what a fact challenged wingnut has been told to post.

    June 5, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. don in albuquerque

    And the witchhunt goes on and on and on and on and on--and will spend 10 times what was spent on these conventions. Make good sense to anybody? Remember Ken Starr and Whitewater?

    June 5, 2013 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  4. Jopa

    watch for liberals who can't make comment without name calling

    June 5, 2013 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  5. jigglything

    I guess my question is why dud it take three years?

    June 5, 2013 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  6. Wake up People!

    Good, and it shouldn't be paid.

    June 5, 2013 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  7. Wake up People!

    Now, now Sniffit, you know President Obama can't do anything right.... He's damned if he do, damned if he don't.

    June 5, 2013 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  8. Richard Long

    I keep on telling you all... The targeted denial of tax exemption status was due to the acts if two rogue IRS agents!!! The White House has backed these claims it must be true!
    Besides, Obama's Chief of Staff did not tell him so it is Irrelevant!!!

    June 5, 2013 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  9. Thomas

    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is in the hot seat after reports of a spending spree on the organization's payroll, including a controversial fundraiser at a Hollywood strip club.

    It's the sort of lavish spending that sounds as though it would have taken place in better economic times - $17,000 for private jet travel, $13,000 for limousines and car services and $9,000 for a trip to the Beverly Hills hotel.


    Was this a tax right off ?

    June 6, 2013 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  10. J.V.Hodgson

    The issue here for me is first of all:-
    Why don't employees rights count as much as employers rights?
    Next whAt precisely did these people, whoever, do wrong other than try to determine whether a flood of 501(c) 4 applications met the criteria of at least 51% social welfare / education and 49% spend money for political purposes.
    I have never seen such a stupid Laws... They laws ( if good) have to be specific, simple, logical and precise to avoid just this kind of no REAL JUST POLITICAL conflict.
    The current law is the problem these organisations were either 501(c) 3's or 527's
    C'mon people you are either social welfare, charitable, educational support organisations or a political organisation.
    Thats fine all of us then know how and why you express your freedom of speech.
    The fault here is not the IRS but congress.
    In my opinion The SCOTUS for its outrageous Citizens United decision which is why the IRS is under scrutiny.
    Wrong place look at. Look at the laws and law MAKERS!!

    June 6, 2013 02:48 am at 2:48 am |
  11. Marie MD

    This is pathetic. Why don't we go after congress. They get free parking at the airport, free food, free money from lobbyists, free flights and all of this while working as little as possible and wasting our taxpayer money on useless never ending hearings by a car thief, pyromaniac, /illegal gun owner

    June 6, 2013 06:57 am at 6:57 am |