A former Internal Revenue Service employee was sentenced in a Manhattan federal court to three years of probation for violating a criminal conflict of interest law and to illegally disclosing confidential audit information during the time he was an IRS employee.

Dennis Lerner, an international examiner in the New York office of the IRS, pled guilty in March 2013 to one count of violating a criminal conflict of interest law and one count of illegally disclosing confidential audit information while he was an IRS employee before U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan, who also imposed sentence on him Tuesday (see Ex-IRS Official Pleads Guilty to Disclosing Tax Audit Information to Future Employer). In addition to his probation, Lerner, 60, of Edgewater, N.J., was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and a $200 special assessment fee.

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