Tax evasion ‘educator’ sentenced to 4½ years in jail for tax evasion
Source: CBC News
A woman who worked as an “educator” at a group that taught people across Canada how to evade paying taxes has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail after being convicted of tax evasion and counselling fraud.
Debbie Arlene Anderson of Chilliwack, B.C. also faces fines totalling $35,026.71, after evading $22,689.90 in federal income tax between 2005 and 2007.
According to a release by the Canada Revenue Agency, Anderson was an educator at Paradigm Education Group, a “fraudulent scheme” that sold books, DVDs and CDs related to tax evasion.
The group also organized and taught fee-based seminars, which advised people about how to structure their affairs in a way to illegally avoid taxes.