TaxProf Blog

Editor: Paul L. Caron
Pepperdine University School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Taxpayer Sues IRS, Claims Agent Coerced Him Into Having Sex to Avoid Adverse Audit

IRS LogoHuffington Post:  Vincent Burroughs Accuses IRS Agent Dora Abrahamson of Coercing Sex by Using Threat of Tax Penalty:

An Oregon man has filed a lawsuit against an IRS agent with whom he had sex, claiming he was coerced into the relationship because the woman showed up at his door "provocatively attired" and threatened him with a tax penalty.

Vincent Burroughs, 40, of Fall Creek filed the lawsuit last week in federal court in Eugene. The agent, Dora Abrahamson, and the federal government are listed as defendants, and Burroughs wants a jury to award him unspecified punitive damages.

According to the suit, Abrahamson contacted Burroughs about an audit in August 2011. Abrahamson allegedly told Burroughs "she knew who he was, and that it was lucky for him that this was the case, and that they should meet." The agent subsequently flirted with Burroughs over the telephone and via text messages, offered him massages and sent him a photo of herself in her underwear, the lawsuit states.

Burroughs initially ignored the woman's advances, according to the lawsuit, but he surrendered after a "provocatively attired" Abrahamson arrived at his home in September 2011, the lawsuit states.

"She told (Burroughs) that she could be a bitch, or that she could be nice," the suit states. "She said that she could impose no penalty, or a 40% penalty, and that if he would give her what she wanted, she would give him what he needed."

(Hat Tip: Robert Nassau.)

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/02/taxpayer-sues-irs.html

IRS News, Tax | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c4eab53ef017ee83fe362970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Taxpayer Sues IRS, Claims Agent Coerced Him Into Having Sex to Avoid Adverse Audit:

Comments

Wish I'd gotten her as my IRS auditor!

Posted by: Cliff | Feb 6, 2013 12:05:40 PM

wow thats like something out of a nudie-mag stories section...

Posted by: fiveseven | Feb 6, 2013 4:55:18 PM

Yeah, right.

Posted by: Bob | Feb 6, 2013 6:54:05 PM

where's the jpg? let'ls get a look at her!

Posted by: ViciousCycl | Feb 7, 2013 6:19:57 PM