Monday, August 23, 2010

California "Tax Lady" Faces AG Charges

Successful legal marketing campaigns gave California tax lawyer Roni Deutch a high profile on TV and in the media. Today all that attention is unwelcome as California Attorney General Jerry Brown alleged that Ms. Deutch swindled thousands of clients by charging high up-front fees without lowering their tax bills.

Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation, is the nation’s "largest tax resolution law firm" according to the Tax Lady's website. The lawsuit seeks $34 million in damages.

According to a San Francisco Chronicle article titled "State sues TV's 'tax lady' for alleged swindles," the law firm employs 160 people and generates about $25 million a year in revenue while spending $3 million annually on TV and radio ads, the suit said.

Looks like the Tax Lady has some taxing matters to attend to at the moment.

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