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IRS Faces Scrutiny Under Two Federal Laws, Law Center Says

Monday, 13 May 2013 05:05 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The Tea Party-targeting scandal swirling around the Internal Revenue Service may be prosecuted under two strong federal laws, according to the American Center for Law and Justice.

"Right now we're looking at both the Federal Tort Claims Act, which enables individuals to bring forward crimes that are committed by the federal government,'' Jordan Sekulow, the group's executive director, told "The Steve Malzberg Show'' on Newsmax TV.

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"Then there's also something the Supreme Court has allowed specifically targeted individuals — it's called a Bivens Action [for] when your constitutional rights have been violated and there's been some kind of crime against you by specific individuals."

Sekulow said his group is already representing 27 clients whose rights have allegedly been violated by the IRS.

"We've got at least 2,000 hours logged in on our 27 clients that the IRS just apologized for and they're still ongoing because we've got 10 still pending,'' he said.

He said a key question is how far up the knowledge of the IRS' alleged wrongdoing went.

"[And it's] not that it just inappropriate and wrong but that it was criminal — harassment, intimidation,'' he said.

"These people, as President Obama said today … should be held accountable, [and] held accountable is more than probably just losing your job,'' he said.

"But it goes another step which is possible criminal conduct, possible criminal conduct depending on who ordered it and why. It confirms all the suspicions people have about the IRS.''

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