Roni Deutch, the lawyer who sells a national tax relief service, is expected to be ordered by California judge that she can no longer accept fees from consumers until further notice.
This stems from a suit filed by the State of California in their “Heartless Scam” action.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting:
In a tentative ruling Monday, Judge Shelleyanne Chang said she’s leaning toward issuing a court order prohibiting any money from changing hands until Deutch’s staff has reviewed a prospective client’s tax records.
Deutch’s lawyers argued that the wholesale changes sought by the state would essentially put her out of business. But Chang wasn’t persuaded.
“There is no substantial evidence to support the contention that the law firm will go out of business if it is forced to discontinue some of its practices,” she said in her tentative ruling. – Source