What Did The Inspector General’s Report On The IRS Say About The Missing Lerner Emails?

The IRS reported on Friday that they “lost” former IRS manager Lois Lerner’s emails to and from other IRS employees sent between January of 2009 and April of 2011 due to a ‘computer crash’. This revelation bothers me on multiple levels. As an old IT guy the idea that an executive can lose emails due to a local disk drive failure in this century is mind boggling since we solved that problem in the last century. Since the court system has shown no tolerance for this type of criminal neglect by publicly traded businesses, I wonder what the courts and the Inspector General will say about this practice. It is hard for me to believe that this practice would not raise an audit flag on the Inspector General’s report.