#AceFinanceNews – Featured Report:USA:(Arizona):Feb.11: The U.S. Attorney’s Office educates neighborhood and civic groups about mortgage fraud scams that take advantage of consumers in danger of losing their homes.
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To learn more about this consumer initiative or to schedule a presentation for your group, click here. Groups will learn tips such as how to identify "mortgage assistance relief scams," how to identify deceptive mortgage ads, and how to avoid predatory lending.
#AceFinanceNews – WASHINGTON: Feb.11: The Obama administration is refusing to publicly release more than 500 documents on the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups.
Twenty months after the IRS scandal broke, there are still many unanswered questions about who was spearheading the agency’s scrutiny of conservative-leaning organizations.
The Hill sought access to government documents that might provide a glimpse of the decision-making through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The Hill asked for 2013 emails and other correspondence between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The request specifically sought emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner and Treasury officials, including Secretary Jack Lew, while the inspector general was working on its explosive May 2013 report that the IRS used “inappropriate criteria” to review the political activities of tax-exempt groups.
TIGTA opted not to release any of the 512 documents covered by the request, citing various exemptions in the law. The Hill recently appealed the FOIA decision, but TIGTA denied the appeal. TIGTA also declined to comment for this article.