A former Internal Revenue Service official has pleaded guilty to violating a criminal conflict of interest law and illegally disclosing confidential audit information while he was an IRS employee.
Dennis Lerner, 60, a former international examiner in the IRS’s New York office, pleaded guilty Monday in a Manhattan federal court before U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan. He was arrested last September and charged with illegally exposing the identity of a whistleblower who reported tax compliance problems by an international bank to the IRS (see Former IRS Official Charged with Exposing Whistleblower’s Identity).
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