‘I want my money back’ after ‘fraudulent’ $1,000 check
A woman who was forced to return her $1.9 million in tax refunds has filed a class-action lawsuit against the IRS alleging fraud.
Kathleen O’Sullivan, a lawyer in Dallas, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday.
She alleged that IRS agents in Dallas told her she owed more than $1 million to the government.
She was not a taxpayer and did not receive a refund.
O’Sullivan filed the suit on behalf of the IRS and other taxpayers.
She claims the IRS “knowingly and intentionally violated her right to due process, intentionally withheld from her due process rights, and did so by subjecting her to the use of fraudulent tax returns.”
The lawsuit also accuses the IRS of withholding the refund from her return for years and that her refund was improperly used to pay other debts.
The lawsuit does not allege any wrongdoing by the IRS.