Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Quebec Police Arrest 19 In Alleged Tax Scam

From The Globe And Mail:

MONTREAL -- Quebec provincial police say a notary and four accountants are among those arrested in an alleged tax-evasion scheme in the construction industry.

Captain Donald Vallee told a news conference yesterday that 22 suspects were directly involved in false billing aimed at defrauding the Quebec government.

"They will face charges of robbery, fraud, fabrication and use of forged documents and gangsterism," Capt. Vallee said.

"It's the first time [there is] gangsterism at the level of the construction industry. That has never been seen before."

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