Tax Lady Roni Deutch accused of duping consumers

Tax Lady Roni Deutch accused of duping consumers
Tax Lady Roni Deutch accused of duping consumers

California Attorney General Edmund Brown is suing TV's Tax Lady Roni Deutch for $34 million, claiming she duped thousands of consumers who sought her tax advice.

"Tax Lady Roni Deutch is engaged in a heartless scheme that swindled people with tax problems," Brown said in a statement. "She promises to significantly reduce their IRS tax debts, but instead preys on their vulnerability, taking large up-front payments but providing little or no help in lowering their tax bills."

Deutch is a licensed attorney who runs a tax resolution law firm in California. Her claims to fame are her frequent appearances on late-night cable TV, NBC's Today Show, CNN and CNBC.