Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Around 50 people braved the rain Tuesday to engage in a day of protests against IRS treatment of TEA Party groups revealed recently
Approximately 50 people braved the rain Tuesday to join a day of protests planned at IRS offices across the country Tuesday. Members of several Lowcountry area TEA Party, 9-12 and Fair Tax groups gathered at the IRS office on Poston Road in West Ashley at noon, just as the precipitation was beginning to fall. They came to protest the treatment conservative leaning groups applying for tax-exempt status received from the IRS following the Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The targeted groups (numbering in excess of 100) received greater scrutiny than others with different political views.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Logan Smith, two unidentified sources named as defendants in lawsuit.
The Sikh Religious Society, led in part by the family of Gov. Nikki Haley, is suing The Palmetto Public Record and its editor, Logan Smith for defamation and civil conspiracy for its reporting of rumors regarding a supposed IRS investigation into the organization's finances and the governor. In March, Smith reported that two well-placed sources had indicated that an indictment of Haley was imminent for her role in alleged financial misdeeds at the Sikh Religious Society that allegedly put the group's tax-exempt status in jeopardy. Haley was never indicted. The lawsuit, obtained by the Free-Times, names The Palmetto Public Record, Smith and his two anonymous sources as defendants. Butch Bowers, who also represents Haley, is representing …
Friday, March 30, 2012
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley gets vindication over indictment allegations
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley released a copy of a letter she received from the IRS stating it determined an investigation into the Sikh Society of South Carolina was not warranted for the 2009 tax year. "As we said from the very beginning, there was not an ounce of truth to any of these accusations – they were totally contrived, totally false, and it is a tremendous shame that once again the good names of the governor and her family were dragged through the mud by a media all too eager to believe anonymous sources and unaccountable bloggers," Haley Spokesman Rob Godfrey said in a statement released to media outlets across the state. The letter reads in part: After further consideration of your organization, we have detennined an examination is …