In March, Auditor General Karen Hogan said the federal government missed chances to flag fraudulent claims for emergency benefits last year, potentially paying large sums of money to insolvent companies. Canada now faces a costly—and likely long-lasting—effort to recoup the $97.6-billion Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the $74-billion Canada Emergency Response Benefit that was doled out last year.
In November, the RCMP charged a second CRA employee with taking a bribe from Quebec construction magnate Tony Accurso. Accurso, 69, allegedly transferred money from his companies to Swiss bank accounts in an effort to hide revenue and to have then bribed the CRA auditors so he could avoid paying taxes on revenue he had generated through his companies, Simard-Beaudry Constructions and Constructions Louisbourg.
A trial involving allegations that construction magnate Antonio (Tony) Accurso bribed Canada Revenue Agency auditors to reduce reported income of his companies was suspended Thursday after a Quebec Court judge ordered the Crown to turn over more evidence to defence lawyers.
Candice Ann Gale, 37, of Peppett Street in North Sydney was sentenced on a single count of fraud that occurred between October and December 2016.
The UBC Tax Fraud Days of Action is taking place across Canada and the United States April 14-17, 2021 to bring awareness to the issues of tax fraud and the underground economy.
The rate of digital fraud attempts against businesses up 26 per cent from Canada when comparing pre-pandemic to pandemic levels.
The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario launched their campaign to stop construction industry tax fraud and end illegal worksites.
As Fraud Prevention Month comes to an end, it’s important and timely to review the most common frauds and scams targeting Canada.
The former head of Adoption by Choice, an Alberta adoption agency that closed suddenly last May, has been handed a 12-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to false representation.
In an unlikely turn of events, the judge presiding over a Kitchener identity theft lab case disagreed with the Crown’s sentencing proposal.
Two Nova Scotia men who swindled the Department of National Defence out of millions of dollars are being sent to prison.
The Canada Revenue Agency announced that Montréal residents Pierre Cardin and Jean-Marc Paquin, were both sentenced on March 9 to four years in jail.
A P.E.I. man who fraudulently cashed cheques made out to himself was recently given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay back $1,500.
Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, counsel for various victims of alleged investment frauds, is requesting information from anyone having dealings with Brian Anish Kumar, born in 1973, of Oakville, Ont.
Donna Cornwell, a former accountant for Villa Olympic, a manufacturing and distribution of heating ventilation and air conditioning products business in Brantford, Ont., has been found liable by an Ontario Court of defrauding her former employer of $641,241.43.
March marks the 17th year of Fraud Prevention Month, and this year the Competition Bureau will join forces with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) to increase the reach of the fight against online fraud in Canada.
The CRA says a West Vancouver man has been sentenced to 29 months in jail and handed a stiff fine for attempting to avoid a tax bill. Michael Sholz was convicted in June 2020 of three tax-related offences under the Excise Tax Act and two counts of uttering forged documents related to ownership and construction of a West Vancouver home.
March marks the 17th annual Fraud Prevention Month in Canada. To commemorate the event, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) released a list of suggestions and advice they suggest Canadians should heed as fraud cases continue to surge across the country.
Two Napanee, Ont., area men are in prison after being sentenced on a multitude of charges last week.
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has sentenced Shawn Beaver, an Edmonton lawyer, who was suspended and disbarred after having stolen from clients’ trust accounts to one year in prison for “egregious and flagrant” misconduct that included continuing to practice after disbarment, using a junior lawyer as a front.
On Nov. 5, 2020, Emmanuel Gweh Gbala was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment in a Montreal Court for attempting to defraud a family of $275,000. The case serves as a warning to Canadians and encourages them to protect themselves from similar scams.