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Jun 4, 2013 11:33 AM by Associated Press

IRS officials enjoy luxury rooms at $4M conference

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog says senior Internal Revenue Service officials enjoyed luxury hotel rooms, free drinks and free food at a $4.1 million training conference in 2010, one of many expensive gatherings the agency held over a three-year period.

The agency's inspector general says in a new report that a total of 132 IRS officials received room upgrades at the 2010 conference in Anaheim, Calif. One official stayed five nights in a room that regularly goes for $3,500 a night. Another stayed four nights in a room that regularly goes for $1,499 a night.

The report is due out Tuesday as the agency continues to come under fire for targeting conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report ahead of its release.

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