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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:29 PM

IRS: No investigation into Haley or temple

Source: The Post And Courier

IRS: No investigation into Haley or temple
BY STEPHEN LARGEN
slargen@postandcourier.comFriday, March 30th, 2012

COLUMBIA – The Internal Revenue Service determined last fall that an investigation of the Sikh Religious Society where Gov. Nikki Haley’s parents are leaders was not warranted, according to a letter the IRS provided the Governor’s Office Friday.

“After further consideration of your organization, we have determined that an investigation is not warranted at this time for the above tax period,” the letter states.

“We did not conduct an examination for the above period.”
The tax year the letter refers to is 2009.

“It’s incredibly frustrating when unaccountable bloggers will take money to smear trash about somebody and the mainstream media will pick it up and run with it,” Haley said Friday, alluding to the coverage that followed an initial post by a South Carolina political blogger this week claiming the IRS had been investigating the temple since March 2011.

Read more: http://postandcourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120330/PC16/120339910/1165

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Reply IRS: No investigation into Haley or temple (Original post)
kpete Mar 2012 OP
kestrel91316 Mar 2012 #1
Bossy Monkey Mar 2012 #2
eppur_se_muova Mar 2012 #5
Bossy Monkey Mar 2012 #6
alp227 Mar 2012 #3
EC Mar 2012 #4

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:55 PM

1. "Unaccountable bloggers" BAD. Unaccountable multinational corporations spewing RW lies 24/7 GOOD.

Gotcha, Nikki. Now go suck an egg.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 09:30 PM

2. "(Signed) Epstein's Mother." n/t

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Response to Bossy Monkey (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 01:53 AM

5. LOL!

I wonder how many here can make the connection ...

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 07:25 PM

6. Probably a good few

I used to run a poll in the Lounge as to how old we are. Answer is "Fairly." Also, Nick at Night used to run "Kotter," so a lot of folks too young to catch the show the first time who are now in their late 20s or their 30s probably would get it, too. I'm thinking of putting the same gag in my Drinking Liberally weekly email (as I'm in South Carolina); I haven't decided yet whether I want to skew that old.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 09:32 PM

3. but Al Gore fundraising at a temple warranted FULL ACTION!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_United_States_campaign_finance_controversy#Maria_Hsia

Taiwan-born Maria Hsia (pronounced "Shyä"), a long time fund raiser for Al Gore, California immigration consultant, and business associate of John Huang and James Riady since 1988, facilitated $100,000 in illegal campaign contributions through her efforts at Hsi Lai Temple, a Chinese Buddhist temple associated with Taiwan in Hacienda Heights, California. This money went to the DNC, to the Clinton – Gore campaign, and to Patrick Kennedy. After a trial, she was convicted in March 2000.

The Democratic National Committee eventually returned the money donated by the Temple's monks and nuns. Twelve nuns and employees of the temple, including the temple's abbess, refused to answer questions by pleading the Fifth Amendment when they were subpoenaed to testify before Congress. Two other Buddhist nuns admitted destroying lists of donors and other documents related to the controversy because they felt the information would embarrass the Temple. A Temple-commissioned videotape of the fund raiser also went missing and the nuns' attorney claimed it may have been shipped off to Taiwan.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 11:20 PM

4. That doesn't mean there isn't an investigation

of other years, the letter just refers to 2009.

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