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'Tax lady' Roni Deutch closes law firm, says she's broke (Stole $34 million)
Sacramento Bee ^ | May 12, 2011 | Darrell Smith

Posted on 05/13/2011 2:00:33 AM PDT by tlb

Embattled tax attorney Roni Deutch Thursday said she will close her law firm of 20 years and surrender her license to practice law.

Deutch, the self styled "tax lady," struck a defiant tone in a brief press conference held at her law firm's North Highlands headquarters. Deutch said she employed 200 people.

She said her firm has a debt of about $10 million. With personal debt of $5 million, she said, she is unable to defend herself against state charges that could land her in jail.

Asked what she would do next, Deutch responded, "cry."

In August 2010, then-Attorney General Jerry Brown filed suit against Deutch accusing her of cheating her clients out of $34 million.

A Sacramento Superior Court judge in April froze her assets. Deutch, whose firm took in $25 million a year, was accused by the state of destroying millions of pages of documents; failing to pay about $435,000 in refunds to clients and diverting assets to family, friends and creditors in violation of court orders. State Attorney General Kamala Harris, in court filings, accused Deutch of violating the court's orders "almost before they came off the printer," embarking on a massive shredding operation that claimed as many as 2.7 million documents by the end of March.

She now faces hundreds of counts of contempt and possible jail time. A hearing on the contempt of court allegations is scheduled for July 22.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: contempt; deutch; fraud; lawyer; ronideutch; ronironideutch; taxes; taxlady
I'll be pleased never to see another of her something for nothing commercials. Lawyers with big television ad budgets should never be presumed to be legit.
1 posted on 05/13/2011 2:00:38 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Hope she looks good in orange.


2 posted on 05/13/2011 2:12:28 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: tlb

Maybe she should call the law offices of....KELLER & KELLER

(*CLANG*!!!!)

That would tell Moonbeam that She. Means. Business.


3 posted on 05/13/2011 2:39:41 AM PDT by DemforBush
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To: tlb

Second only to Wilford Brimley hawking ostomy supplies.


4 posted on 05/13/2011 2:47:11 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: DemforBush

Better Call Saul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dmcT3lvWPM&feature=related

and while I’m there

Roni Deutch Tax Center Sacramento Kings Commercial

A new Roni Deutch Tax Center commercial featuring The Tax Lady, Roni Deutch in the Sacramento King’s court.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsPSvYijiPQ


5 posted on 05/13/2011 2:57:06 AM PDT by tlb
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To: South40

Come on South40,
You ever seen photos of her in her adds?
She wouldn’t look good no matter what.


6 posted on 05/13/2011 3:06:32 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: tlb

A dishonest lawyer? Can’t believe it must be the rich envy.Maybe racist.s/


7 posted on 05/13/2011 3:27:57 AM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: tlb

I had a tax problem and googled her firm as well as all the others with the loud annoying adds that seem to go on and on. Many of these advertise on Conservative radio programs. I found complaint after complaint about all these firms all over the internet.

I spoke with my CPA and attorney and they told me they were all McDonalds-like outfits with inexperienced clerical people following a script. If your situation didn’t follow the norm or you got lost in the sauce you were screwed.

I ended up engaging a tax attorney who specialized in my problem and things seem to be working out in my favor.


8 posted on 05/13/2011 3:28:16 AM PDT by Outrance
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To: tlb
The IRS should put out a book called: "Beating Roni Deutch."


9 posted on 05/13/2011 3:34:33 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Sleazy lawyer vs. the IRS. It’s like the Iran-Iraq war, too bad they both can’t lose.


10 posted on 05/13/2011 3:39:57 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: South40
Hope she looks good in orange.

Ronni looks fat and ugly in everything.

12 posted on 05/13/2011 3:51:27 AM PDT by Bullish (the golfer gets all the credit while the jet fighter pilot gets all the blame.)
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To: tlb
Good! I can't stand her screeching loud grating voice and annoying accent. Good riddance!
13 posted on 05/13/2011 3:53:07 AM PDT by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: tlb
Roni

14 posted on 05/13/2011 4:03:13 AM PDT by y6162
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To: tlb
Oh, RONI Deutch! For a second there I had my hopes up!
15 posted on 05/13/2011 4:19:09 AM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: tlb

Asked what she would do next, Deutch responded, “cry.”

Once again, woman using tears and emotion to try to be treated with kid gloves.

Instead of crying, why don’t you write Martha Stewart and ask how to “look fab” in prison garb.


16 posted on 05/13/2011 4:27:25 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: tlb
possible jail time

LOL! I'm guessing it's more than possible.
17 posted on 05/13/2011 4:37:51 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: tlb
Amazing what makeup and photoshop can do...




18 posted on 05/13/2011 4:42:37 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: tlb

This should happen to ALL skime ball lawyers!


19 posted on 05/13/2011 5:12:19 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: nhwingut
Thanks, I was eating breakfast.




20 posted on 05/13/2011 5:18:46 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: tlb

Lawyers with big television ad budgets should never be presumed to be legit.

The same should be said of - physicians and dentist.


21 posted on 05/13/2011 5:38:07 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: tlb

The only thing I liked about her commercials was the way she said “Deutch”, the way many people say “Duh!”

Scam artists by and large make me laugh.


22 posted on 05/13/2011 5:42:16 AM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (Why get 'er done, when you can get 'er did twyst as fast.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Asked what she would do next, Deutch responded, “cry.”

Roni is a con artist and will do well in the future. Just be sure you don’t fall for her pitch.


23 posted on 05/13/2011 5:43:48 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: WaterBoard

LOL. The thrill is gone.


24 posted on 05/13/2011 5:50:00 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: tlb

I hope John Cummuda is next. He’s the guy that advertises on Rush’s show about how the banks are “robbing you blind” because they give you a mortgage.


25 posted on 05/13/2011 5:57:27 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: tlb

My granddaughter will be so disappointed. She always repeats it when she hears, I’m Roni Deutchhhh!


26 posted on 05/13/2011 6:02:55 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Hacklehead

Im also hoping for some of these “clean my PC” websites to go away. The commercials are awful. All it sounds like they do is run a remote anti-virus.


27 posted on 05/13/2011 6:51:19 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: tlb

What’s most interesting about this is this woman is still an active member of the State Bar, with no history of any disciplinary action against her. What an organization! Really watching out for the public!!!


28 posted on 05/13/2011 6:54:06 AM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: nhwingut

We’ve all seen the Terri threads and know what can be done


29 posted on 05/13/2011 7:02:32 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: WaterBoard

That’s awesome.


30 posted on 05/13/2011 7:58:32 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: WaterBoard; nhwingut

Neck-snapping pisschill....


31 posted on 05/13/2011 8:07:33 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: tlb

I’m not surprised; she seemed sleazy.


32 posted on 05/13/2011 9:41:48 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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