US investigating Barack Obama's church

The church U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama attends is being investigated by the U.S. government's Internal Revenue Service because of a speech he gave at its national meeting last year after he became a candidate for president.

US investigating Barack Obama's church
A spokesman for the United Church of Christ said it received notice of the inquiry on Monday.

The IRS says there is reason to believe the speech violated restrictions on political activity for nonprofit groups. The denomination denies any wrongdoing.

Church officials say they had consulted with lawyers before the Democrat's June 2007 speech and made clear before Obama's address that he was speaking as a church member, not a political candidate.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Şubat 2008, 12:31