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first_img Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Upon Washington’s return with the baby, the report states he and his ex-girlfriend got into an argument, which continued as they reached the top of the apartment complex’s stairs. The report states that from there, as the woman asked Washington to return the baby to her, pushed the woman away and would not allow her to get close enough to him to take the baby. The report goes on to say Washington, at some point, “extended his hand and grabbed” the woman by the neck before pushing her over to the landing railing while choking her. The report says Washington eventually let loose of his grip and the woman was able to take the baby from him, but as she tried to close the apartment door behind her he shoved it open and “pushed his way in.”The report says the woman’s injuries were consistent with her account of the events.Washington has released a statement:“This is a legal matter and I am limited in what I can say other than that my lawyer and I will continue to cooperate with investigators and welcome the opportunity for all the facts to be presented. I regret that the situation has brought this kind of attention to my family and my team. I look forward to resolving it as soon as possible.” Phoenix police confirmed Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was been arrested and booked into jail on two counts of aggravated assault Friday.This stems from an incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon.According to the police report, Washington had paid a visit to the accuser’s apartment to see their baby, which was not out of the ordinary. However, at some point Washington left to take the baby to Dairy Queen, which upset the woman. KTAR has learned that Washington and the victim currently have cases in the family court system in Maricopa County.Washington, 26, was suspended by the NFL earlier this offseason for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.Washington was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012 after finishing the season with 134 tackles and nine sacks. The former second-round pick out of TCU has tallied 319 tackles, 15 sacks and four interceptions as an Arizona Cardinal. He signed a six-year, $32 million contract extension prior to the 2012 season. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more

Confidential Nonprofit Info Passed by IRS to FBI in 2010

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesJune 9, 2014; Wall Street JournalIn October 2010, Lois Lerner, then Director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS, arranged to provide the FBI with 21 disks containing over 1.1 million pages of information on 501(c)(4)s. The FBI says it did not act on the information contained in the disks and has returned the disks to the IRS. According to the IRS, the disks included confidential taxpayer information about 33 nonprofits included among the 12,000 organizations with records included.NPQ has reported on previous incidents of accidental disclosure of confidential data from nonprofit tax filings, and this may be another example of the need for better data security at the IRS. However, the circumstances of this disclosure make it appear to be more sinister.In a June 9 letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) express anger and frustration. The House issued a subpoena to the IRS a year ago demanding all correspondence involving Lois Lerner, which would include the emails cited in the letter. However, the existence of the confidential information included in the 21 disks was discovered through the Justice Department, not the IRS. The letter notes that emails from the same period indicate that Lerner was involved in attempts to generate media coverage sympathetic to criminal investigations of 501(c)(4) organizations possibly engaging in excessive political activities. Testimony to House investigators quoted in the letter document that Justice Department lawyers did not allow a Justice Department official to answer House Oversight investigators’ questions about the 21 disks.This isn’t the first time that inquiries to other agencies have turned up information on Lois Lerner and IRS actions regarding social welfare organizations before subpoenaed information was supplied by the IRS. NPQ reported that a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) resulted in the disclosure of emails between Lerner and FEC officials concerning the sharing of Form 1024 applications for tax exemption by 501(c)(4) organizations whose applications had not yet been approved by the IRS, a possible violation of federal law.In their letter, Issa and Jordan demand that Koskinen “immediately” disclose all IRS information relating to the 21 disks prepared by the IRS for the FBI, including why their existence “was withheld from the Committee for a year.” The longer it takes for information to be provided by the IRS, the more it looks like potentially incriminating information is being hidden or consciously withheld. The IRS has committed significant resources to complying and cooperating with the various investigations of the IRS scandal, but maybe it needs to commit still more. The investigators aren’t going away, and other agencies are providing relevant information about the scandal that is making the IRS look even worse that it already does.—Michael WylandShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more