(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

An IRS official who repeatedly took the Fifth before Congress will not face federal charges for refusing to answer questions.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

The Justice Department says it will not seek contempt charges against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, a year after she refused to testify about her role in the targeting of conservative groups.

(Lerner) "I have not done anything wrong."

After declaring her innocence, she went on to plead the Fifth, drawing the ire of Republicans who went on to seek contempt charges in the House.

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner told Fox News the Obama administration is sweeping the IRS targeting scandal under the rug.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.

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