|May 15, 2013
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following statement regarding the IRS’s admitted targeting of groups seeking tax-exempt status.
“The IRS’s discriminatory targeting of groups seeking tax-exempt status is appalling and goes against the most basic American values of free expression and equal treatment under the law. The Justice Department and the FBI have opened a criminal investigation into the IRS’s actions, and rightly so.
“To ensure that the ongoing federal criminal investigation properly considers whether the IRS’s misconduct directly harmed Floridians, I invite any 501(c)(4) organization in the state of Florida that believes it was unfairly targeted by the IRS to contact my office at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM. We will review any information we receive and take appropriate action, including providing the information to federal investigating authorities.”