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NO SLACK FROM TAXMAN -- EVEN ON DRUG PROF

By Alfa, Mar 12, 2005 | |
  1. Alfa
    NO SLACK FROM TAXMAN -- EVEN ON DRUG PROFITS


    REGINA - A Regina man currently in jail for dealing cocaine is in trouble again, this time with the taxman.


    Bradley Daniel Roth pleaded guilty this week to tax evasion after failing to declare $189,083 in income on tax returns, some of which was earned from drug trafficking.


    Roth, 42, evaded paying federal income taxes totalling $37,812 by failing to report his total income, according to the Canada Revenue Agency.


    From information obtained through a court order, a Canada Revenue Agency audit determined part of the unreported income came from his criminal activities, said a tax official.


    The Income Tax Act doesn't differentiate between income derived legally or illegally, she explained. All income must be declared.


    Roth will have to serve six additional months concurrent to the 26 months he is serving in a federal penitentiary for drug trafficking.

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