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For Immediate Release

Francisco Enriquez, U.S. PIRG, Cell: 540-290-1690,
Dan Smith, U.S. PIRG, Office: 202-461-3822, Cell: 203-520-1427,

150,000 Tell the DOJ to Bar JPMorgan from Reaping Tax Windfall for $9 Billion Settlement


U.S. PIRG and Americans for Tax Fairness will present over 150,000 petitions to the Department of Justice calling for the agency to bar JPMorgan Chase from writing off the cost of an expected $9 billion settlement as a tax deduction. The petitions insist that taxpayers should not be forced to pick up the tab for the billions in lost revenue that the tax write-off would cost the country.

Boxes of signed petitions will form the backdrop of the press conference.

Speakers: Francisco Enriquez, U.S. PIRG; Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax Fairness

When: Monday, November 4th, 11:00 a.m. EASTERN

Where: Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

The event will take place in front of the building on the Constitution Avenue side.

U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitols across the country, we take on the special interests on issues, such as product safety,political corruption, prescription drugs and voting rights,where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress.