IRS official Lois Lerner put on administrative leave

IRS official Lois Lerner put on administrative leave

Lois Lerner, the director of the tax-exempt organizations division at the Internal Revenue Service, has been placed on administrative leave, a congressional source familiar with the move confirmed.

Lerner revealed on May 10 that employees in the IRS's tax-exempt unit in Cincinnati had improperly scrutinized applications from dozens of organizations.

On Wednesday, she invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to avoid testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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