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Plantation Accountant, Firm Barred From Filing Taxes for Clients

In a deal that will have to come with a career change, Carole Exantus of Plantation accepted a permanent injunction against filing tax returns on clients' behalf in order to settle a case with U.S. Justice Department attorneys who had sued her for fraud. From the release:

The court found that [Exantus'] J's Corporation repeatedly prepared federal income tax returns claiming false tax credits and deductions that it knew would result in understating customers' tax liabilities. Exantus agreed to the permanent injunction order without admitting wrongdoing.
Prior to the tax fraud case, Exantus' had been out of the news for almost exactly 14 years. In 1995, a Carole Exantus was the driver of a red Toyota that had a nasty encounter with a cement truck on I-95. Three small children were in the back seat and all were hospitalized. The story's too old to link, but I've copied text from an archived Miami Herald story after the jump.

The second accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. on Interstate 95 north of Stirling Road, police said.

Carole Exantus, 33, of Fort Lauderdale, was driving a red Toyota south on I-95 with three children in the back seat -- ages 4 to 5 years old -- when her car swerved and cut in front of a cement truck, said Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Jerry Donaldson.

The truck driver, Levie Kelley Jr., 43, of Sunrise, hit the rear of the Toyota, causing it to spin across several lanes before coming into the path of the truck again, Donaldson said.

Exantus and the three children were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. Dimitri Charles, Exantus' nephew, is in the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit. The other children and Exantus were treated and released.

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Thomas Francis