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  • Submitted: Fri, November 10, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, June 04, 2007

  • Reported By:Vine Grove Kentucky
Tax Relief Network TRN
6151 Fairmount Avenue Suite 213 San Diego, California U.S.A.

Tax Relief Network, TRN Tax Relief Network CEO Lawyer, Wade D. Huettell rips off the public Ripoff San Diego California

*Author of original report: Wade Huettel is still a rip-off lawyer

*Author of original report: Smoke and mirrors concerning Wade Huettel

*Consumer Comment: Misdirected Anger

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Unfair Attack

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Let's Find Out What Really Happened...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Let's Find Out What Really Happened...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Let's Find Out What Really Happened...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Let's Find Out What Really Happened...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: A Word from and Ex-Employee

*Consumer Suggestion: AND, why was this rip off listed in the Internal Revenue Service category?

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Unfounded attack on CEO Wade Huettel and Tax Relief Network

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The company CEO is Wade D. Huettel. They solicited their money from people who were having IRS issues. They stole $1700.00 from me with no intent of providing the services they promised. My last payment was on Nov 5 2006. They took that payment and then closed their doors to business on Nov 6 2006. Lawyer, Wade D. Huettel said that they started planning to file bankruptcy since the first of October. I sent my first payment on Oct. 5 2005.

Allison Bohm was the persuasive sales agent that persuaded me to forfeit the money. She used the plow of TRN being a member of the BBB since 2003. They were so,so,so nice at the first. What was promised to only take a couple of days to have a wage garnishment removed started to drag into weeks. I naturally though that they were only delaying to make sure that received all of the money that I would have to pay.

Then the delay tactics started. I would not hear anything for several days. When I finally was able to get in touch with them, they would say they needed a copy of this bill or that bill. I was assigned to Tax Manager Jael Elizarraras. She seemed very attentive for the first couple of weeks. Then she started asking for me to fax forms, copies of bills, and paperwork that I had already sent to he. The last communication I had with her was on 11/03/2006. The e-mail is now returned as not deliverable. Their Website has been shut down.

The CEO Wade D. Huettel seemed very angry that I found a way to contact him to demand a return of my money. His business address is as follows.

The Law Office of Wade D. Huettel, Esq.
3580 Utah Street
San Diego, CA 92104
1. Tel: 619-892-3006
Fax:619-330-1888


He also told me to expect a letter explaining why I was ripped off. That the website would be back up soon telling people how they were not going to get their money back. Here is a partial list of people who ripped the public off.
Wade D. Huettel.... Allison Bohm.... Jael Elizarraras....Ann Pham.... Simone DeCarlo... Nicholas Sackket

Edward
Vine Grove, Kentucky
U.S.A.

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#1 Author of original report

Wade Huettel is still a rip-off lawyer

AUTHOR: Edward - (U.S.A.)

May 30th was the last day to file claims in California Bankruptcy Court concerning Tax Relief Network Inc. I do understand that it is very doubtful that I will get any of my monies back. To refresh, my greatest anger is caused by the fact that according to the CEO, Wade Huettel, that TRN had started the planning for bankruptcy in the first week of October 2006. That simply means that Huettel and other officers of TRN knowingly stole the monies from new clients as well as having no intentions of helping clients they already had. I signed a contract for services that they never had intentions of completing. The only part of the contract that they intended to fulfill, was to collect the money.

I still have the emails from TRN dated Nov. 3rd and the phone message on the answering machine on the same date, reminding me to send in the remaining balance of $750.00 on Nov 5th 2006. The $750.00 final payment was sent by money-gram on Nov 5th , Sunday evening.
Sending in that final pay-off payment would make a total of $1700.00 that was paid to TRN in a 30 day period. As they reminded me, that was the contract agreed price to have them remove the wage levy that IRS had imposed since January of 2006.

With great humor, I have read the responses from ex-employees, Wade Huetell (lawyer and CEO of TRN), and even Wade Huettels ex-wife, that no one knew until Nov. 6th 2006, that TRN was going to file for bankruptcy. All of you are wanting me to believe that on Friday, Nov 3rd, you send an email to me to send the final payment on Sunday (which I did) and then on Monday morning, everyone came into the office of TRN and said, Hey, lets file for bankruptcy.

That is all a bunch of B.S. When I called Wade Huettels law office in the evening of Nov. 8th, he was very shocked that he was talking to a person that he had just ripped-off. He should be happy that I do not live nearby, for I would be going to his office every day until I got my monies back. That evening, when I talked to him, he said that filing for bankruptcy had been planned since the first week of Oct. 2006. When I had made the call to his office, I only got a recording on his answering machine. I didnt leave a message, I just hung up. Within about five minutes, he called me back on my cell phone. Caller ID, you gotta love it.

Of course, there is a lot of humor with this story when you read the responses about how Wade Huettel was putting in over 50 hours per week at TRN for the last year and only was being paid $300.00 per week and at the end he was taking no pay at all. To expect us to believe that he was maintaining a legal office and staff on that amount. To have that and still have home and personal bills to take care of. Bunch of B.S. Try living on a IRS wage levy. My take home pay was $512.00 per month. That has been my take home pay for the last 16 months.

My issues with the IRS were all caused by me. It was completely my fault. Within a couple of months after TRN had closed shop, I started getting offers from other tax help businesses. Some of them are located in the same town. I would suspect that these new offers were coming from the same people who were involved at TRN, yet are involved in a new company.

All of these offers, were making the same claims that TRN had made. They all had cover letters expressing sympathy that TRN had not done what I had paid them to do. Their letters claimed that they were a solid business and they would not be filing for bankruptcy. I wonder who sold them the information about me and other clients who were ripped off by TRN. It would have to be someone at TRN. So they still rip us off, even after the big rip-off.

Financially, I was in worse shape than I have been my entire life. I could not see a good ending to my financial problems. I continued to put in full work weeks at my place of employment. I was ready to throw away the 14 years I had worked there away. No one can reasonably survive on $2.50 per hour take home pay. I brought it on myself and knew that I was the one who would have to get it straightened out.

I continued looking for assistance with my tax issues. I looked mostly on the internet. They same place that got me to find Tax Relief Network INC. I would type in the words Tax Help on Google. I sent many e-mails out explaining my situation. Every response was the same. Send us money and the power of attorney, and we will get IRS to stop the wage garnishment. I was receiving many unsolicited letters to my home address, most coming from California. Many phone calls to an unlisted/unpublished number.

I finally sent a email to the link for Taxpayer Advocate Service. I received a e-mail response with a link to fill out a questionnaire. Several days later, I received a packet in the mail with a notice to have it filled out and submitted within 10 days. About 2 weeks later I received a larger packet from the same people along with phone numbers to contact them. Low and behold, people actually answered the phone at the other end.

This is where stupid is a stupid does. Who are these people at Taxpayer Advocate Service. They are none-other than the IRS. They are a separate division within IRS. They have their own office within every major IRS office in the country. After the fact, I make the claim that they are truly there to help.

I was assigned a case worker to help me with this issue. She would take my calls and answer all questions. When I would get her answering machine, she would return the call fairly quickly. My first question to her was if Tax Relief Network had ever started on my case with the IRS. Her answer was NO.!!!. TRN had only taken my money and never intended to provide services for the money. She said that these Internet Tax services along with their 1-800 numbers do very little for people with tax issues.

I soon came to find out that there is nothing that these pay-for-tax-service=internet companies can do for you, that you can do on your own. I remember all of the forms that TRN had sent to me to fill out. Questions about income, expenses, medical bills, utility bills, fuel bills, food bills, etc. Of course the most important form that TRN had sent was the Power Of Attorney form. All of their other forms were created by TRN with the logo of TRN at the top. The forms that were filled out were not sent to the IRS. That is where the Power of Attorney signing comes in. All submissions to the IRS had to be on official U.S. Government IRS Forms. All TRN was going to do was to take the information that I gave them on TRN forms and with the power of attorney, put them of the IRS forms.

TRN and every other for-hire tax service makes strong claims of having staffs of Tax Lawyers and C.P.As that will aggressively get the IRS to give you relief with your tax issues. It is completely up to the IRS to make the decision. That decision is based on the information that you have provided. It is the same as filing you income tax returns at the end of the year. If you can do it yourself, then you will get all of the monies back if you have a return coming. Or you can pay a tax service to do the filing and the will charge. The same thing goes for tax issues and wage garnishments. You can deal with the IRS directly or you can hire an Internet Ghost to submit the same paper work for you.

I still had all of my records of the information that TRN had me send. I filled out the IRS forms and sent a large package to the local IRS office. I received a call from my case worker to confirm that they had received the packet. That she had looked it over and it seemed that all information that was needed had been sent. That she would start working on it. Several days later, she called back and told me that she had submitted a packet along with a demand of an answer to come within 3 weeks. This sounded almost crazy. Here was one IRS office making a demand on another IRS office. Two weeks later, she called me to notify that the wage garnishment had been listed as non-collectable. For the last 2 months, I have been getting full pay checks. There will be no more wage levies. Now I will be able to get caught up on back medical bills and clean up finances.

IRS imposes extreme wage garnishments for the sole reason of getting your attention. Where I and most others do wrong are ignore it until we come into financial hardships. Then we become desperate, and can easily fall victims to people like Wade Huetell and TRN. Again, my tax issues were by my own doings, just as everyone else that has the same similar issues. I just hope that by giving this update, it may help someone from being ripped-off by these internet companies.

Since it all worked out for me, maybe the $1700.00 I lost wasnt so bad. If TRN had of actually done what I paid them to do, only for me to come onto ROR and then complain after the fact that I could have done it on my own. Then that would be crying over spilled milk. The only thing that TRN did for me and others were to steal the money with no intent of services.

It is not a question if Wade Huetell , Dana Spear, Jennifer Karlovsky and others sleep well at night after ripping off so many people. It is more about how do you all feel during the day. Do you ever wonder who the next person is that walks through your door? Do you ever wonder if it is one of the people that you ripped off?
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#2 Author of original report

Smoke and mirrors concerning Wade Huettel

AUTHOR: Edward - (U.S.A.)

It seems as though we are going to have a big pity-party at Tax Relief Network. I have read were prior employees and possibly the CEO have written that everyone only had the best interest of the ripped off customers in mind. Some even wrote that TRN was just another company that went belly up. One person even wrote that Wade Huettel was working over 50 hours per week for what amounts to minimum wages. When he called me, he had told me that he even worked the last month for no pay.LOL.

Then please tell me how the CEO of a company can claim he did not have any knowledge of the financial issues that TRN was having.. He had been CEO for awhile. So his begging of sympathy because of ignorance will not work for those of us that had our money stolen. Stolen is a great word. When I and many others paid for a promised service, signed a contract for services and then not even get the courtesy of being contacted by TRN. I call that stealing. There are most likely other people who are still calling the answering machine at TRN, not knowing that they have been ripped off also.

I stand by what he told me on the phone. My cell records show that I called his law office on Nov. 8th, When I called, there was an answering machine. I hung up. About 20 minutes later he called me on my cell phone. Among other things, I asked him if I would be getting my money back, he said no.

I wonder who got all of the thousands upon thousands of dollars that people sent in and never got what they paid for. Bitter, yes I am. Albeit, there are probably some very good people who worked at TRN, the ones who knew what was about to happen yet still took money from innocent people, they are nothing but a low life. They always have been and always will be. The only post that seemed of genuine concern was from Jael. I think that she has the understanding that things were afoot at TRN.

As for the other employees, you all know if you had the interest of the consumer in the forefront, or you own self interests. How about the people who got ripped off? Not only of the money, but of all the supposed paper work and files that were done. How about all of the original papers that were sent to TRN? How are we going to know if a case was even started with the IRS.

Was it all a smoke screen? As for myself, I do not know if TRN even started a process with IRS concerning my issue. At least for the ex-employees of TRN, you most likely will qualify for employment benefits. As for the people who paid TRN and had their money ripped off, we have no recourse of action and most, probably no longer have monies to get help with their IRS issues elsewhere. Some of the posts were touting the fact that TRN was a member of the BBB. I guess the moral of that theory is don't judge a book by its cover. I am hoping that former employees post a way for those who lost money and promises, a contact avenue.

For us, it seems the right thing to do is to find a way to get the files to the consumers. As for Wade Huettel and Dana Spear, a kiss for the client before you all do your next ripp-off. Give them their monies worth.
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Misdirected Anger

AUTHOR: T - (U.S.A.)

To whom it may concern,

I have direct knowledge of the events of the closing of TRN. I also know the owner of the company and the CEO, Mr. Huettel, very well. I know that their intentions were to take care of their clients. They would never have taken money with the intent of ripping people off. You anger is misdirected at Mr. Huettel, for he was only doing his job and, like the rest of the TRN employees, was also laid off.

I understand that you are angry, as well as the employees of TRN, however, companies do go out of business every day. Mr. Huettel was put in his position to help the clients and employees. He did not get paid accordingly for the amount of work he put into TRN. He only paid himself $300/week, and continued to show up for work for over 50 hours per week to make sure that his employees and clients were being well taken care of.

Unfortunately, you are attacking employees that do not deserve your attack, especially Mr. Huettel. And, both the employees posting on this site, and clients like you are uninformed of the sacrifices that Mr. Huettel has made, personally and professionally, to take care of both the employees and the clients.

Do not ruin someone's career until you are informed on the actual events. Do not base opinions on speculation and unjust accusations. Get the facts first.

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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Unfair Attack

AUTHOR: Simone - (U.S.A.)

Dear Edward,

I would like to respond to your mention of my involvement in TRN's treatment of you and my other clients by stating unequivocally that I had no knowledge or intention of defrauding you or any client.

When we were told that TRN was closing I know that I was shocked and believe my co-workers were as well. I am unsure whether some "insiders" knew we were declaring bankruptcy but I do know that everyone that worked at TRN reported to work on 11/6/06. This suggests that none of those people knew we were going under, it was business as usual.

I refuse to believe that all of the TRN employees were in on a scheme to take the public's money and provide nothing in return. I definately did no such thing and can honestly say that I worked hard representing taxpayers. In fact, it is quite upsetting to think after working at TRN for over a year and being laid off with no notice and no final pay check, that the people I was trying to help think I was ripping them off.

After we were told we could leave I stayed and tried to contact as many of my clients as I could to inform them what was going on and what they should do next. I would like to apologize to any client I did not get to that day, perhaps yourself. There was no preconceived plan for how this was going to be handled. I did what I thought was best at the time.

The employees at TRN are regular hardworking people and we did not have any part in defrauding anyone. I respectfully request that you remove my and the other employee's names from your posting.

Thank you,

Simone
San Diego, CA
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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Let's Find Out What Really Happened...

AUTHOR: Jael - (U.S.A.)

Dear Edward,

I appreciate your willingness to stand-up and voice your complaints against this inequity. However, I believe that your frustration and anger are being misdirected at employees, like myself, who were simply doing our jobs and trying to help you. Rest assured I had no idea what was going on with the company and was totally shocked when I lost my job. That being said, I would ask that you stop making disparaging remarks about me and ask that you remove my name from your original post.

In my opinion, your best chance of getting your money back is to track down the executives of Tax Relief Network. I, like you, was wronged by Tax Relief Network (and the executives) who still owe me wages. I think our interests may be best served by working together to find out what really happened.

I am particularly interested in hearing more about your conversations with Wade Huettel concerning the company's operations and their plan to file for bankruptcy as early as October. If these allegations are true, it may be possible to establish that the executives were perpetrating a fraud on all of us, which would allow us to go after them personally and get the justice we deserve.

To that end, here is some information you might find helpful. Dana Spear is the co-owner of Tax Relief Network. I also believe that Dana Spear owns another company that provides similar services called the Debt Relief Network, Inc., and you might be able reach him at 2815 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 1A, San Diego, CA 92108 (866) 338-0003. Additionally, you may be able to find some more information through the California Secretary of State's website at http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/list.html.

Finally, I wonder who submitted the 11/10/06 post signed by the Former Employee of Tax Relief Network, although I have a few guesses. Is it Mr. Huettel himself, or Mr. Spear or perhaps the Vice President of Operations, Jennifer Karlovsky? This post is certainly chalked full of information that only one of the executives would know.

For example, that Mr. Huettel was so great that he only paid himself $300 per week (so he could help out clients) and the other owner of the company, Mr. Spear was so gracious that he didn't pay himself anything. After shedding light on how great these guys are the poster then goes on to proclaim that there were no warning signs that the company was going under until the day it happened.

Here's a clue, you are not making enough money to pay your bills, yourself and your employees. Do you honestly expect us to believe this nonsense? I don't. Do us all a favor and let us know who you are so that we might ask you a few questions under oath in attempt to get at the truth behind this fiasco.

Once again Mr. Edward, I am sorry for the position you are in and hope that you will edit your post so that you don't needlessly drag down the people that were actually trying to help you.

Jael ******
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AUTHOR: Jael - (U.S.A.)

Dear Edward,

I appreciate your willingness to stand-up and voice your complaints against this inequity. However, I believe that your frustration and anger are being misdirected at employees, like myself, who were simply doing our jobs and trying to help you. Rest assured I had no idea what was going on with the company and was totally shocked when I lost my job. That being said, I would ask that you stop making disparaging remarks about me and ask that you remove my name from your original post.

In my opinion, your best chance of getting your money back is to track down the executives of Tax Relief Network. I, like you, was wronged by Tax Relief Network (and the executives) who still owe me wages. I think our interests may be best served by working together to find out what really happened.

I am particularly interested in hearing more about your conversations with Wade Huettel concerning the company's operations and their plan to file for bankruptcy as early as October. If these allegations are true, it may be possible to establish that the executives were perpetrating a fraud on all of us, which would allow us to go after them personally and get the justice we deserve.

To that end, here is some information you might find helpful. Dana Spear is the co-owner of Tax Relief Network. I also believe that Dana Spear owns another company that provides similar services called the Debt Relief Network, Inc., and you might be able reach him at 2815 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 1A, San Diego, CA 92108 (866) 338-0003. Additionally, you may be able to find some more information through the California Secretary of State's website at http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/list.html.

Finally, I wonder who submitted the 11/10/06 post signed by the Former Employee of Tax Relief Network, although I have a few guesses. Is it Mr. Huettel himself, or Mr. Spear or perhaps the Vice President of Operations, Jennifer Karlovsky? This post is certainly chalked full of information that only one of the executives would know.

For example, that Mr. Huettel was so great that he only paid himself $300 per week (so he could help out clients) and the other owner of the company, Mr. Spear was so gracious that he didn't pay himself anything. After shedding light on how great these guys are the poster then goes on to proclaim that there were no warning signs that the company was going under until the day it happened.

Here's a clue, you are not making enough money to pay your bills, yourself and your employees. Do you honestly expect us to believe this nonsense? I don't. Do us all a favor and let us know who you are so that we might ask you a few questions under oath in attempt to get at the truth behind this fiasco.

Once again Mr. Edward, I am sorry for the position you are in and hope that you will edit your post so that you don't needlessly drag down the people that were actually trying to help you.

Jael ******
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AUTHOR: Jael - (U.S.A.)

Dear Edward,

I appreciate your willingness to stand-up and voice your complaints against this inequity. However, I believe that your frustration and anger are being misdirected at employees, like myself, who were simply doing our jobs and trying to help you. Rest assured I had no idea what was going on with the company and was totally shocked when I lost my job. That being said, I would ask that you stop making disparaging remarks about me and ask that you remove my name from your original post.

In my opinion, your best chance of getting your money back is to track down the executives of Tax Relief Network. I, like you, was wronged by Tax Relief Network (and the executives) who still owe me wages. I think our interests may be best served by working together to find out what really happened.

I am particularly interested in hearing more about your conversations with Wade Huettel concerning the company's operations and their plan to file for bankruptcy as early as October. If these allegations are true, it may be possible to establish that the executives were perpetrating a fraud on all of us, which would allow us to go after them personally and get the justice we deserve.

To that end, here is some information you might find helpful. Dana Spear is the co-owner of Tax Relief Network. I also believe that Dana Spear owns another company that provides similar services called the Debt Relief Network, Inc., and you might be able reach him at 2815 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 1A, San Diego, CA 92108 (866) 338-0003. Additionally, you may be able to find some more information through the California Secretary of State's website at http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/list.html.

Finally, I wonder who submitted the 11/10/06 post signed by the Former Employee of Tax Relief Network, although I have a few guesses. Is it Mr. Huettel himself, or Mr. Spear or perhaps the Vice President of Operations, Jennifer Karlovsky? This post is certainly chalked full of information that only one of the executives would know.

For example, that Mr. Huettel was so great that he only paid himself $300 per week (so he could help out clients) and the other owner of the company, Mr. Spear was so gracious that he didn't pay himself anything. After shedding light on how great these guys are the poster then goes on to proclaim that there were no warning signs that the company was going under until the day it happened.

Here's a clue, you are not making enough money to pay your bills, yourself and your employees. Do you honestly expect us to believe this nonsense? I don't. Do us all a favor and let us know who you are so that we might ask you a few questions under oath in attempt to get at the truth behind this fiasco.

Once again Mr. Edward, I am sorry for the position you are in and hope that you will edit your post so that you don't needlessly drag down the people that were actually trying to help you.

Jael ******
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AUTHOR: Jael - (U.S.A.)

Dear Edward,

I appreciate your willingness to stand-up and voice your complaints against this inequity. However, I believe that your frustration and anger are being misdirected at employees, like myself, who were simply doing our jobs and trying to help you. Rest assured I had no idea what was going on with the company and was totally shocked when I lost my job. That being said, I would ask that you stop making disparaging remarks about me and ask that you remove my name from your original post.

In my opinion, your best chance of getting your money back is to track down the executives of Tax Relief Network. I, like you, was wronged by Tax Relief Network (and the executives) who still owe me wages. I think our interests may be best served by working together to find out what really happened.

I am particularly interested in hearing more about your conversations with Wade Huettel concerning the company's operations and their plan to file for bankruptcy as early as October. If these allegations are true, it may be possible to establish that the executives were perpetrating a fraud on all of us, which would allow us to go after them personally and get the justice we deserve.

To that end, here is some information you might find helpful. Dana Spear is the co-owner of Tax Relief Network. I also believe that Dana Spear owns another company that provides similar services called the Debt Relief Network, Inc., and you might be able reach him at 2815 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 1A, San Diego, CA 92108 (866) 338-0003. Additionally, you may be able to find some more information through the California Secretary of State's website at http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/list.html.

Finally, I wonder who submitted the 11/10/06 post signed by the Former Employee of Tax Relief Network, although I have a few guesses. Is it Mr. Huettel himself, or Mr. Spear or perhaps the Vice President of Operations, Jennifer Karlovsky? This post is certainly chalked full of information that only one of the executives would know.

For example, that Mr. Huettel was so great that he only paid himself $300 per week (so he could help out clients) and the other owner of the company, Mr. Spear was so gracious that he didn't pay himself anything. After shedding light on how great these guys are the poster then goes on to proclaim that there were no warning signs that the company was going under until the day it happened.

Here's a clue, you are not making enough money to pay your bills, yourself and your employees. Do you honestly expect us to believe this nonsense? I don't. Do us all a favor and let us know who you are so that we might ask you a few questions under oath in attempt to get at the truth behind this fiasco.

Once again Mr. Edward, I am sorry for the position you are in and hope that you will edit your post so that you don't needlessly drag down the people that were actually trying to help you.

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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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AUTHOR: Allison - (U.S.A.)

Dear Edward,

I understand your frustration and you have every right to be angry at Tax Relief Network. However, making such accusations to the employees of the company is not appropriate.

I never intended to rip anyone off. My intensions were to help you. I did not have any knowledge of where the company was headed. Had I known, obviously, I would not have been there.

The employees of Tax Relief Network were asked to leave in the middle of the day on Nov. 6th. No pay and no insurance. We are all in a bad position.

The purpose for this rebuttal is for your knowledge, and anyone else that may read this.

My intentions were good for you and all of the clients I have worked with. I do not appreciate the personal attack. This issue is with the Company and its owners. Not the unsuspecting employees.

Sincerely,

Allison
Ex-Employee of Tax Relief Network
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#10 Consumer Suggestion

AND, why was this rip off listed in the Internal Revenue Service category?

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

Proper category selection is very important. If you are not complaining about the Internal Revenue Service, you should not use that category!

How was the IRS involved in this rip off?

Please explain.
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#11 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Unfounded attack on CEO Wade Huettel and Tax Relief Network

AUTHOR: Former - (U.S.A.)

Dear Mr. Edward,

I am a former employee of Tax Relief Network, Inc. I was laid of on November 6, 2006 when Tax Relief Network, Inc. closed it's doors. I was not listed in your complaint but I feel I must respond.

I understand you are angry. I am angry to loose my job. Unfortunately the information in your report is incorrect. Your attack on CEO Wade Huettel is unfounded and unfair. Wade Huettel was not an owner of our company, he got laid off just like everyone else.

Wade Huettel came on board to save our company. In fact according to our payroll reports he was only being paid $300 a week (FYI, that is only $15,600 a year). He decided to forgo being paid in order to leave more money to help our clients. He will never be paid for his time or efforts.

Wade Huettel's law firm had nothing to do with our company. We employed two attorney's who worked diligently on all of our clients cases. In fact all of my coworkers listed in your complaint worked hard on all of our cases.

Also, another FYI, our president and owner did not get paid ANYTHING during the time I worked at the company.

As for the bankruptcy, I know for a fact the company was not aware it was going to have to file for bankruptcy or have to close its doors until the day it happened.

Tax Relief Network, Inc was in business for 4 years and only had one complaint in all that time with the BBB (settled in our favor during arbitration) and only two on this website (one of which was retracted by the person who submitted it) It is my understanding that during the last year alone Tax Relief Network, Inc saved its clients over $2.8 million with the IRS.

Tax Relief Network prided itself on being one of the few companies in this industry that actually tried to help its clients. Unfortunately working our cases to completion is why we ran out of money and had to close our doors.

Unfortunately, good companies go out of business every day, this does not mean the company or the people who worked there were con artists. The timing of your signing up with Tax Relief Network was unfortunate but I assure you no one intended to rip you off.

Like I said, I understand you are angry. I am angry. I, like all of the employees at Tax Relief Network, will probably never receive my final paycheck.

My issue with your complaint is that you are going after people who sacrificed their time, money, effort and energy on your behalf.

My advice to you is to file a creditors claim against the bankruptcy.

I wish you all the best,
Sincerely,
Former Employee of Tax Relief Network
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