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IRS Ethics Office Lawyer Disbarred For, Um, Ethics Violations

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Yes, the IRS actually has an “ethics office.” It’s where they keep the mops and brooms.

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times:

A lawyer who worked in the IRS ethics office was disbarred Thursday by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which concluded she misappropriated a client’s funds from a case she handled in private practice, broke a number of ethics rules and showed “reckless disregard for the truth” in misleading a disbarment panel looking into the matter.

Isn’t that how Lois Lerner got started?

The lawyer, Takisha Brown, reportedly had bragged that she would never be punished because her boss would protect her, but an IRS spokesman said Wednesday that she was no longer an employee at the agency.

Dang. How badly do you have to screw up before the Internal Revenue Service won’t cover for you?

This part is good too:

She pleaded with the court for leniency. She said she paid back the money and explained that she was facing personal problems including a difficult pregnancy and marital troubles at the time she was being investigated for misconduct.

Sounds like somebody in a tax audit, doesn’t it?

This is a good start, I guess. But I’ll believe the IRS is really cleaning up its act when I no longer have to look at this shifty creep:

House Committee Hears Testimony From IRS Chief John Koskinen Over Dept's Scandal

Gollum took one look at this dude and said, “Yyyyyyyuck.”

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