The Justice Department has filed a suit asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to permanently bar a pair of South Florida tax preparers who allegedly have been fabricating deductions and credits.

The DOJ wants to stop Abelardo Ernest Cruz, Ruth Real and their companies, Nations Business Center, Nations Tax Service and Ruth Real Associates, from preparing tax returns. The IRS examined the returns prepared by the two practitioners for tax years 2003 and 2004, and allegedly discovered fabricated depreciation deductions, unsubstantiated casualty losses and overstated employee business expenses.

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