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Suit alleges IRS agent abused power to solicit sex

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013

A federal lawsuit that has recently gained nationwide attention accuses a Cottage Grove woman employed by the Internal Revenue Service of using her position to coerce sexual favors from the plaintiff under threat of a tax penalty.

On Jan. 25, Eugene Attorney David Moule filed a suit on behalf of Vincent Burroughs of Fall Creek alleging that Dora Abrahamson of Cottage Grove, then employed as an IRS agent, convinced Burroughs to have sex with her to avoid a tax penalty.

The suit states that, on or about August of 2011, Burroughs received a telephone contact from Abrahamson advising him that he was subject to an IRS audit, a call that occurred prior to Burroughs receiving written notice of the audit, according to the suit. According to the suit, “Defendant Abrahamson advised Plaintiff that she knew who he was, and that it was lucky for him that this was the case, and that they should meet.” Plaintiff had “no recollection” of Abrahamson, the suit states.

Over the course of the next two months, the suit alleges, Abrahamson repeatedly telephoned and texted Burroughs flirtatiously, “offering to give him massages, asking to meet with him and sending himself a photo of herself in her underwear.” The plaintiff was in an exclusive relationship with another woman, the suit stated, and did not respond to Abrahamson’s advances.

The next September, the suit continues, Abrahamson came to the plaintiff’s home provocatively attired.

For the complete article see the 02-20-2013 issue.

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