Update: Bitter divorce of GOP lobbyists Ed and Edwina Rogers now embroils accountant


Edwina and Ed Rogers in 2003. (Rebecca D'Angelo for The Washington Post)

The complaint, filed last month in U.S. District Court in Alexandria and first reported by Courthouse News Service, alleges that Jon Deane, the CPA who handled the Rogers’ joint returns for a decade, secretly prepared a 2009 return for Ed as “married filing separately” giving him “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in deductions and credits. Edwina ended up with the liabilities, and the IRS filed a lien against her.

Rogers, now executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, is asking for up to $15 million in compensatory and punitive damages — and a jury trial. Deane did not return calls for comment.

Earlier: Washington power-couple Ed and Edwina Rogers call it quits, 9/16/10

Surreal estate: Ed and Edwina Rogers list McLean mansion, 3/18/12



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