Video: Where’s Faris?
posted at 3:44 pm on June 5, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
A little reminder from the House Oversight Committee that the investigation into the IRS involves more than just their targeting of conservatives. They’re also interested in IRS Deputy Commissioner Faris Fink, who spent $50,000 on a bad Star Trek parody, and also ensconced himself in luxury during a $4 million conference in Anaheim:
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to have a field day Thursday when it reviews an inspector’s general report on the $49 million spent by the Internal Revenue Service on conferences between 2010 and 2012.
The $50,000 used to produce Star Warsparody videos has already been cited. Other examples of what critics say was wasteful spending included $17,000 for an artist who made images of Michael Jordan, Bono, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln during one IRS conference.
According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, IRS Deputy Commissioner Faris Fink spent five nights in a two-bedroom presidential suite at the Anaheim, Calif., Hilton.
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