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Ehrlich wrong on IRS 'scandal' [Letter]

While I enjoy Bob Ehrlich's weekly columns and I, too, never let the truth stand in the way of a good story, I must take exception when he goes too far ("De Blasio-ism should strike fear in the hearts of New York," Jan. 12). As a former IRS employee, let me add a few facts to his statement that "nobody [at the IRS] has lost his or her job" over the IRS "scandal."

One, Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller was forced to resign. Two, Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Commissioner Joseph Grant was forced to retire early. Three, Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois Lerner was forced to retire early. Four, Exempt Organizations Rulings & Agreements Director Holly Paz has been placed on indefinite leave.

These and many other IRS employees have had their careers ended or disrupted, have had to hire attorneys and have had threats made against them and their families. Whatever one thinks of their managerial competence, there has been to date no evidence of a "scandal" as alleged by Republicans despite numerous investigations over the past seven months.

Paul Streckfus, Pasadena

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