IRS Suspends Two Officials

When it rains it pours. On the heels of two other scandals at the IRS, the agency announced Wednesday that two managers have been put on administrative leave for violating ethical standards by accepting free gifts at a conference. Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel said that the pair engaged in “clearly inappropriate behavior” by having free food delivered to their suites and that he started the process of terminating their employment. The agency came under fire mid-May for singling out conservative groups in the 2012 election. A separate investigation into spending at the agency suggests they spent $4.1 million on a training event. Werfel is set to testify on the matter in court Thursday.