Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
May 15, 2013
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

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Attorney General Bondi's Statement on IRS's Admitted Targeting of Groups Seeking Tax-Exempt Status

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.”