MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Four U.S. Representatives are calling for congressional hearings on the Memphis-based tax firm Mo' Money.
Steve Cohen, (D-TN), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Scott Rigell (R-VA) want the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime to look into complaints by customers who say they haven't received their refunds after Mo' Money did their taxes.
"We believe that the firm has demonstrated that its operations pose a continuing threat to order and justice across the nation," the lawmakers wrote in a letter.
"There has to be somebody out there that really, ya know, has got to step up," said Cheryl Holley. Holley's been waiting for her refund check for more than a month. "If they can't, who can? That's how I look at it."
In a letter to House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), the congressmen cited bounced checks, unpaid refunds, and hidden unauthorized fees by the tax preparation company.
The problems have led to confrontations at several Mo' Money offices, and the confiscation of computers and tax records by police at several Mo' Money offices in Virginia.
"We're innocent, as far as I am concerned, we were just trying to get our taxes prepared," Holley said.
In a separate letter, a law firm says it will work with Mo' Money customers.
"The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs ("the Committee") has recently become aware of serious allegations of possible civil rights violations and other unlawful practices in connection with tax preparation services offered in Virginia and elsewhere," the letter stated.
"As part of its longstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal assistance in cases raising similar issues, I want to offer our organization's services to assist individuals who may be the victims of these questionable practices and who may be in need of representation. Any individuals who believe they may be in need of our services should feel free to contact our office directly at (202) 319-1000," Roderic V.O. Boggs said. "We can be reached at WLC@washlaw.org."
abc24.com attempted to reach Mo' Money co-founder Market Granberry via text, phone, and email. He did not return our messages. Through it all, Granberry has blamed the delays on the IRS and processors.