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    The rise and fall of Roni Deutch

    If you lived in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Sacramento, or Phoenix in the 2000s, you probably remember the endless Ron Deutch Tax Center commercials:




    The most memorable thing about the commercials was actually the aggressive, guttural way she would say her last name:



    Deutch started her tax preparation company in 2006, and quickly franchised to 80 locations throughout the country, though most of them were in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

    Previously, she had been an attorney since 1991.

    However, after enjoying success with these franchised tax preparation centers, she got greedy. She founded a new firm called Professional Tax Corporation, a law firm which promised to lower people's back taxes.

    However, the entire system Deutch set up revolved around expensive "tax reduction packages", yet often clients receiving such packages received little-to-no tax relief. Tons of consumer complaints rolled in.

    The first action against Deutch occurred in New York. The same year she launched, the state complained that her company advertised "Offer in Compromise" services on TV (where the IRS accepts less than the total tax bill), when in reality most people do not qualify for it. She settled for $300,000 with the state.

    The bigger action came in California in 2010. Attorney General Jerry Brown -- who was also former governor and running again to be governor that year -- filed a $34 million lawsuit on behalf of the state against Deutch.

    In this lawsuit, Brown alleged that Deutch's company engaged in "high pressure boiler room sales tactics", selling expensive packages to unsuspecting clients, claiming a "99 percent success rate" in lowering people's tax bills. In reality, the state claimed Deutch's firm succeeded only 10% of the time.

    The lawsuit also alleged that the TV commercials featured false testimonials of success.



    Furthermore, the lawsuit claimed that Deutch's firm would collect retainers of $1200 to $4700 up front, and then do very little actual work, all while IRS penalties against the client would accrue. When the frustrated client would finally give up and demand a refund, Deutch would refuse to provide one, often providing false billing statements to show how the money was spent.

    Roni then allegedly shredded millions of documents, as well as withdrew money from the bank in order to avoid it being seized to pay back the clients who complained to the state.

    The state then decided to hold her in contempt of court, and a criminal case started.

    In 2011, she surrendered her license to practice law.

    In 2015, she settled everything, where the criminal charges of contempt were dropped, the civil matter was settled for $2.5 million, and she had to do 350 hours of community service.

    In 2016, she appeared on this newscast, looking about 20 years older. Amazingly, she was only 53 years old in this segment:




    LOL at how these scammers always make it about being unjustly persecuted by the government.

    She was the worst kind of scammer -- preying upon the fears of working class people in order to take their bottom dollar, while doing nothing useful for them.

    I used to see her ads all the time on TV Land, which showed old reruns of shows like "All in the Family".

    Since then, some people are alleging that Deutch is up to the same tricks again, this time along with her brother (who has a different last name), with firms called "OMG Tax" and "Tax Defense Group". Check out these complaints: https://roni-deutch.pissedconsumer.com/review.html

     
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    Everything about this person sounds the like tactics and an utter lack of morality that Donald Trump has exhibited throughout his business and political career, with the one rare exception of his initial success with Trump Tower, not counting, of course, the many workers and subcontractors he fucked over in that first of many projects.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellafriend View Post
    There is only one scumbag here:


    ME

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    And like Manafort, she's still rich at the end of the day and can go spend the remaining 30 years of her life on an island, care free.

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    as cmoney said, "I appreciate the hustle"

    doesn't capitalist dogma say that market forces will bankrupt Roni's ventures?

    some tea party wacks will love her the "gubmint screwed me" act. fleecing the disturbed is as easy as stealing dogs from the blind.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellafriend View Post
    And like Manafort, she's still rich at the end of the day and can go spend the remaining 30 years of her life on an island, care free.
    money isn't everything

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    Makes me wonder about all the other groups out there claiming to be doing tax mitigation for all those folks who owe a shit ton for not paying their taxes.. One of those used the late Alan Thicke as their spokesman (still to this day even those hes been dirt napping awhile).
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    Looks like another person has got infected with the podcast radio show bug:


    https://www.ronideutchradio.com/



    The Roni Deutch Radio Show focuses on money, politics, current events,
    business, taxes, law, health, beauty, and entertainment. Roni’s passion, energy
    and “GOYA” attitude makes this the most exciting new show on iHeartMedia.


    Nah. I don't think it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Wars View Post
    Looks like another person has got infected with the podcast radio show bug:


    https://www.ronideutchradio.com/



    The Roni Deutch Radio Show focuses on money, politics, current events,
    business, taxes, law, health, beauty, and entertainment. Roni’s passion, energy
    and “GOYA” attitude makes this the most exciting new show on iHeartMedia.


    Nah. I don't think it does.

    This shit is on iHeartMedia?

    And they wonder why the company's stock has fallen almost 95% since late 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleatus View Post
    as cmoney said, "I appreciate the hustle"

    doesn't capitalist dogma say that market forces will bankrupt Roni's ventures?

    some tea party wacks will love her the "gubmint screwed me" act. fleecing the disturbed is as easy as stealing dogs from the blind.
    The "gubmint screwed me" act is aimed at both tea pary whacks and left-wing "fuck the po-lice" types.

    Only stupid people are for 100% market forces without oversight. Any reasonable capitalist will be in full support of the government policing against scams in order to protect the public.

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    I have to admit, though, the guttural way she says DEUTCH is catchy.

    Over 10 years later, all I remembered about her was that she did something about taxes and said her name in a weird way.

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