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Aug 24, 2010 9:53 PM by Alison Haynes

`Tax lady' Roni Deutch says lawsuit is political

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch says
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is engaging in
election-year politics by filing a civil lawsuit accusing her law
firm of false advertising and misleading consumers.
Deutch said in a statement Tuesday she will fight the $34
million lawsuit filed a day earlier in Sacramento County Superior
Court.
She says her firm has saved thousands of people tens of millions
of dolla +FZRA Heations with the Internal Revenue Service
over nearly 20 years.
The suit accuses her of vastly overstating the number of
delinquent taxpayers she has helped. It also alleges she ran up
clients' fees through false billings.
Deutch says she has been cooperating for several months with the
investigation by Brown, the Democratic nominee for governor in
November.

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