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Former soccer executive nominated to head IRS
August 3rd, 2013 3:03AM

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[POLITICS] John Koskinen, whose soccer background dates back to the ASL in the late 1980s, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the new IRS commissioner. Koskinen, whose most recent soccer position was as chairman of the U.S. Soccer Foundation (2004-08), has often been tasked with turning around troubled government entities like the IRS, under fire for its scrutiny of Tea Party groups and various spending practices.

Koskinen owned the Washington Stars, who played in the ASL (1988-89) and APSL (1990), and later served as chairman of the Washington World Cup 1994 host committee. The soccer and lacrosse stadium at his alma mater, Duke University, was named Koskinen Stadium in his honor.

Politico stated Obama "needed a glutton for punishment to run the scandal-plagued Internal Revenue Service. He found his man in John Koskinen."

Koskinen is best known as the Y2K czar responsible for fixing the year 2000 computer problem.
He was named non-executive chairman of Freddie Mac in 2008 and brought the federal mortgage agency back to solvency.

He also served as a deputy mayor of Washington, D.C., during its fiscal crisis and for the Office of Management and Budget during the government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996.

In the private sector, he worked for the Palmieri Company and helped turn around Penn Central and the Teamsters Pension Fund, among other businesses.


1 comment
  1. Bruce Moorhead
    commented on: August 3, 2013 at 3:15 p.m.
    Sounds like a great hire for the troubled IRS.


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