by Erik Rosales, CBN News
Court records show a judge has approved a settlement between the Internal Revenue Service and hundreds of Tea Party groups.
The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections and insists its made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future.
“It shows that when a government agency desires to target citizens based on their viewpoints, a price will be paid,” said Edward Greim, the lawyer who led the class action case in federal court in Cincinnati.
The Tea Party groups also received a “sincere apology” from the IRS, and the government agreed to a declaratory judgment that “it is wrong” to scrutinize a tax return because of a taxpayer’s name or political philosophy, the report said.
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