On Thursday, a federal court in the Southern District of Florida held two individuals, as well as the company they allegedly co-own, in contempt for violating a preliminary injunction that restricted their tax preparation activities. The court’s order notes defendants “admit that sufficient evidence exists to hold them in contempt of court for violating the preliminary injunction.”

The United States filed a complaint against Wendell Devallon, Berald Dominique, and Tax Time Group Inc. on Dec. 4, 2020, seeking to enjoin them from preparing returns for others. The complaint alleges that Devallon and Dominique co-own Tax Time Group Inc., which has its principal place of business in North Lauderdale, Florida, and additional offices in Charlotte, North Carolina; Niagara Falls, New York; Buffalo, New York; and Evansville, Indiana. According to the complaint, defendants prepared tax returns for customers that claimed fraudulent self-employment expenses,…

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