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IRS Names New Official As Investigations Continue

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has named a new official to help oversee the workers who process applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Until now that post has been held by Holly Paz. Her name has surfaced in the investigations into IRS mistreatment of conservative groups seeking a tax-exempt designation.

An internal IRS announcement said Friday that Karen Schiller will have that job.

According to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, Paz was involved in an internal IRS investigation that in May 2012 essentially concluded that the agency had been targeting conservative groups.

That was a year before the IRS revealed the targeting publicly.

The announcement did not address Paz's status. Some other IRS workers involved have been put on administrative leave.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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