April 16, 2018
A federal court in Orlando, Florida, ordered that Patrick Clarke disgorge $500,000, and Ruby Rodriguez disgorge $100,000, of the proceeds they received for the preparation of tax returns, the Justice Department announced. Clarke and Rodriguez agreed to the orders. On Nov. 13, 2017, the Court permanently barred Clarke, Rodriguez, Tax MD Inc.
, and V.I.P Tax Services Inc.
from preparing federal tax returns for others. The civil injunction order, to which the defendants also agreed, was signed by Judge Carlos E. Mendoza of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. DOJ