Obama To Nominate Ex-Freddie Mac Chairman As IRS Head

Law360, Los Angeles (August 1, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama will nominate John Koskinen, who served as nonexecutive chairman of Freddie Mac from 2008 to 2011 and acting CEO in 2009, to serve as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Obama announced Thursday.

The move comes two months after acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller resigned from his post in response to the controversy over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups in relation to applications for tax-exempt status. Miller’s departure came just after U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said he had initiated...
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