Robert Hadley Dec. 15, 2015, 12:44pm


NEW ORLEANS – A LaPlace man is suing the Internal Revenue Service to quash a summons of his bank records.

James E. Wood filed a lawsuit Dec. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the United States of America, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and Revenue Agent Jalal M. Abul-Huda, alleging the summons was issued in bad faith. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, M&T Bank and Chex Systems Inc. are named as respondents in discovery.

According to the complaint, Abul-Huda issued a summons on Oct. 22 seeking Wood’s financial records from Chase, M&T and Chex Systems. The plaintiff claims the summons is a means to harass and pressure Woods, and are unnecessary to determine his tax liability.

Woods is representing himself.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:15-cv-06594

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