NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE
The ‘tail-end’ of the CBC documentary this week about tax evasion in Canada, allegedly involving KPMG, contrasted the manner in which tax evasion had been dealt with when there was a parallel situation in the United States some years earlier (see link):
Just over 12 months ago the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published detail of a case in which the firm admitted to criminal wrongdoing and agreed to pay $456 million in fines, restitution and penalties as part of an agreement to defer prosecution of the firm.
In addition to the agreement on fines and penalties a number of individuals faced criminal prosecuting in relation to the multi-billion dollar criminal tax fraud conspiracy.
The IRS release described it as the largest criminal tax case ever filed according to court papers the fraud had cost the United States at least $2.5 billion dollars in evaded taxes.
At the time of the case US Attorney General, Alberto R Gonzales, said:
“Corporate fraud has far-reaching consequences, both to the marketplace and those whose livelihoods depend on companies that maintain honest business practices,”
The full IRS release can be read here:
Issued by: The Celtic News
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