Friday, April 13, 2012
The National Organization of Marriage has sent this letter to the Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration demanding an investigation of the IRS's leak of an official tax form listing a $10,000 contribution by Mitt Romney's PAC to NOM during NOM's campaign to repeal California's gay marriage law:
Last week, NOM became aware that its 2008 Form 990 Schedule B has been unlawfully obtained from the IRS by the Human Rights Campaign and the Huffington Post and published by both of these entities, as well as subsequent publication by other organizations and individuals
It is apparent from the copy of the NOM's 2008 Schedule B that appears on the HRC and Huffington Post websites that the purloined 2008 Schedule B is the official version filed with the IRS, such that the source of the illegal public release can only be the IRS. The unauthorized public release of NOM's 2008 Schedule B is a violation of federal law. See 26 U.S.C. § 6103.
Please consider this as NOM's formal request for an immediate investigation of the circumstances surrounding this matter, to identify the person(s) responsible for these illegal actions and the referral of those IRS employee(s) and others for prosecution by the appropriate authorities for violation of federal criminal statutes.