Longueuil resident Christine Bieri pleaded guilty on Friday to tax fraud charges before the Court of Quebec in Longueuil. She received a conditional sentence of eighteen months. A Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) investigation revealed that, for the 2003 to 2010 tax years, Christine Bieri advised and helped 13 individuals avoid or try to avoid paying more than $120,000 in income tax by claiming inadmissible expenses to reduce or cancel their taxable income. This scheme is based on an argument popular with tax protester movements.
The activities for which Ms. Bieri was charged occurred between July 2009 and June 2010. During that period, she acted as a facilitator for Christian Lachapelle, a tax protester scheme promoter. Mr. Lachapelle pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges on October 22, 2015 and was sentenced to four years in prison.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.