Family of companies in Cape Breton tax fraud case billed each other for services

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July 20, 2021 – A Supreme Court trial for four accused charged in connection with a $3.6 million tax fraud case continued Monday to delve into the business transactions of 10 companies operated by the accused.

Michael Boudreau, a criminal investigator with Canada Revenue Agency, told the court that some invoices submitted by the companies listed street addresses that did not exist anywhere in Nova Scotia.

He said some of the enterprises operated by the accused, all from the same family, billed other family businesses for a host of services such as labour, consulting, branding and marketing work.

One company, he said, Housewives in Heels, submitted 68 invoices at $50,000 each for frozen food. The invoices were marked weddings. reports. | READ MORE