IRS Employees Spent $1.4 Million of Taxpayer Money on Lavish Travel and Hotels

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(From The Washington Free Beacon)

The Finance Committee found that the IRS had 27 employees who traveled 125 business days at a cost of more than $1.4 million in fiscal year 2015. The average cost of each trip totaled $52,800 and lasted an average of 207 days.

One employee racked up $72,544 in hotel costs, spending $43,726 at the Ritz Carlton in Arlington, Virginia, alone. Another employee spent nearly half a year living in the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., which cost taxpayers $38,799.

Instead of opting for hotels, some of the employees spent money at million-dollar townhouses and apartments. One employee spent $4,950 per month on a $1.07 million dollar townhouse in Arlington, Virginia. Another employee rented out an apartment in downtown Chicago that overlooked the Chicago River for a rate of $4,605 per month.

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