Dec 12, 2012 6:02 AM by AP/CS
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has agreed to permanently bar a Louisiana tax preparer and his business from preparing tax returns for customers.
The Justice Department accused Larry Carnell Dixon Jr. and his company, Dixon's Tax Service LLC, of fabricating and inflating business expense deductions on clients' tax returns to fraudulently generate higher refunds. The department says Dixon's alleged misconduct cost the federal government as much as $39 million.
Dixon, whose business has offices in Baton Rouge and Gonzales, consented to the civil injunction order without admitting any guilt.
U.S. District Judge James Brady in Baton Rouge signed the order last week.