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Director of Exempt Organizations for the Internal Revenue Service Lois Lerner (L) is shielded by U.S. Capitol police officers as she boards an elevator after being excused from a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on targeting of political groups seeking tax-exempt status from by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 22, 2013. Lerner was excused after giving an opening statement and then asserting her Fifth Amendment right not to testify further. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTXZWOJ Director of Exempt Organizations for the Internal Revenue Service Lois Lerner (L) is shielded by U.S. Capitol police officers as she boards an elevator after being excused from a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on targeting of political groups seeking tax-exempt status from by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 22, 2013. Lerner was excused after giving an opening statement and then asserting her Fifth Amendment right not to testify further. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTXZWOJ  

House Ways and Means committee refers Lois Lerner to DOJ for criminal prosecution

The House Committee on Ways and Means voted Wednesday to refer ex-IRS official Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for criminal prosecution.

The closed-door vote comes a day before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is expected to vote to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress for stonewalling its investigation of the IRS scandal.

Lerner previously sat for a “Q+A” with DOJ lawyers that was not under oath and did not hear anything back from the agency. The DOJ’s investigation is headed by Obama political donor Barbara Bosserman.

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