COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - South Carolina's attorney general is asking to hear from conservative groups who believe they were wrongfully targeted by the Internal Revenue Service.
Attorney General Alan Wilson lambasted the IRS over its focus on conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections.
He says the IRS' admitted targeting of those groups seeking tax-exempt status deserves the highest level of scrutiny.
The Republican attorney general sent out an e-mail saying he wants to hear from groups “harassed” in South Carolina so he can ensure their cases are considered in a federal investigation.
The IRS apologized last week for the tax agency's heightened scrutiny of Tea Party affiliates and other conservative groups with certain words or phrases in their materials.