“IRS official who scrutinized conservative groups facing harassment, attorney says”


A top Internal Revenue Service official has faced harassment, including threatening telephone calls and visits to her home, after being singled out for criticism by Republicans, her lawyer alleges in a letter to lawmakers.

The official, Holly Paz, has been on administrative leave since June in connection with the controversy over how the IRS scrutinized conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Paz was involved in subjecting some tea party groups to scrutiny and helped conduct an internal review of the program, but has not been formally accused of wrongdoing.



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