House Panel Refers IRS Case To Justice Dept

House Panel Refers IRS Case To Justice Dept
(Washington, DC) -- A former IRS official is facing possible criminal prosecution. The House Ways and Means Committee is referring Lois Lerner to the Justice Department. Lerner has been the focus of an ongoing congressional investigation into IRS targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Republicans on the committee accused Lerner of breaking the law. Democrats on the panel voted against referring Lerner to the Justice Department.