Washington (Feb. 10, 2004) -- A federal judge in New Jersey has ordered a former Internal Revenue Service revenue agent and appeals officer to stop selling trusts and other tax schemes that the Justice Department contends are fraudulent.

The court order permanently bars Clifton Beale from preparing tax returns for others. It also requires him to post the court order on his Web site, notify his customers of it in writing, and provide the Justice Department a complete list of his customers. Beale worked at the IRS for 19 years.

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