The Justice Department has sued a tax preparer from Charlotte, N.C., to prevent him from preparing federal tax returns for others, alleging that he abused the federal fuel tax credits.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, alleged that Kodjovi Raphael Totou, operator of Queen City Tax Services, included a claim for the federal fuel tax credit on every tax return he prepared for the 2003 tax year, even though eligibility for the credit is typically limited.

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