The Justice Department said it has resolved lawsuits against several corporations that owned Jackson Hewitt franchises, with the companies agreeing to be barred from tax preparation after the DOJ found a pattern of fraud.

The franchises were located in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Raleigh-Durham. The owners are selling their Jackson Hewitt franchise rights to new owners. One corporation that owns a franchise in Raleigh-Durham will continue to operate, but will be subject to restrictions and monitoring.

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