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Four Cape Breton women with $3.6M in fraud charges request trial by judge alone

March 23, 2021 – A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has adjourned a hearing into a multimillion-dollar fraud case in Cape Breton after the four accused requested changes in their defence.

Justice Patrick Murray was scheduled to pick a trial date Monday in Sydney for four women who allegedly claimed $3.6 million in HST rebates on $56 million in sales for things like cookbooks, children’s clothing and frozen dinners.

The Canada Revenue Agency says Lydia Saker and her daughters Nadia Saker, Angela MacDonald and Georgette Young falsely claimed federal tax rebates between 2011 and 2015 through 10 companies including the former Spaghetti Benders restaurant on Boularderie Island and companies called Housewives in Heels, Artisan Hair Loss Therapy, Maddie and Bella’s Children Clothing, Latatia Advertising, Kishk, and New and Chic. CBC News reports. | READ MORE