Say it ain’t so! More on the IRS exempt org. scandal ;)


As a graduate of Western New England College School of Law (now known as Western New England University School of Law), our most famous graduate (at least for the tax guys like me) was none other than Lois Lerner, director for the IRS Exempt Organization Division!!!!

Well, she just got a lot more famous.  Click here or on the Pinocchios to check out the Washington Post’s fact checking story on public statements of hers.

Just think, two day ago, she was supposed to be the honored Commencement Speaker at Western New England’s law school graduation.   (click to see her bio on the Western New England website – soon to be removed once they see this post!).  Apparently the scandal put an end to her commencement speech plans.

Today, she is at the head of the line to take the fall for IRS exempt org debacle.  

At least our law school’s name recognition will be up.  Ironically, the law school happens to have particularly good tax law professors and its building is even named after the one of the most notorious charitable tax cases: S. Prestley BLAKE v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE (Mr. Blake, founder of Friendlys Corporation, whose headquarters was located across the street from the campus).  Who would have thought that Western New England’s law school would be all over the news!




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  1. I am personally disappointed that as of May 23, 2013 (the day after Ms. Lerner took the 5th and the day that the IRS placed her on leave), our school has apparently not yet declared that Lois Lerner does not embody the criteria necessary to receive the President’s Medallion. Although Ms. Lerner voluntarily decided not to give the commencement address, it seems our school has not taken a stand regarding whether it will present her with the award at a later date. Moreover, despite my numerous emails to school officials, I have yet to receive any response. The school is quick to ask us for monetary donations but does not have the courtesy to acknowledge correspondence? WGGB has been more responsive (emailing me that the school allegedly told WGGB it has not yet addressed if it will award her the President’s Medallion at a later date). I think we alumni deserve better.

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