MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - While his lawyer was in a Chicago courtroom answering the city's claim that his company overcharged and deceived customers, Mo' Money Taxes co-founder Markey Granberry was at his Whitehaven office disputing those claims.
The lawsuit was filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on behalf of Chicago residents that used Mo' Money to file their taxes.
Madigan says Mo' Money charged Chicago customers at least $800,000 in hidden costs and fees and she wants the Memphis-based tax preparation company to pay it back.
But when it comes to the matter of people not getting their refund checks on time, Grandberry says the blame lies elsewhere.
"That's all on Up to You processing and TRX software," Granberry said. "It wasn't Mo' Money Taxes that had anything to do with the delay in refunds."
As for the assumption that Mo' Money was stealing people's refunds, Granberry said, "We haven't gotten this far by stealing or being crooks… most of the crooks in jail. I'm still here."
Granberry says he expects this Chicago case to play out for awhile but he's confident Mo' Money will be cleared of any wrongdoing.