Thursday, May 10, 2012

4.5 Years & $274k for Canadian Tax Protestor

Russ Porisky and Elaine Gould, the "magic words" tax protestors, were sentenced today:
Porisky received 18 months in jail for the income tax and GST evasion and another three years for the fraudulent counselling of the students, to be served consecutively. The accused, who must also pay a $274,000 fine, had little reaction as he sat in the prisoner’s dock. Gould received a six month conditional sentence and a fine of $27,000. “I have no job,” she told the judge. “How am I going to pay the fine?” The judge told her that she had a year to pay off the fine. “If you can’t do it, you’ll have to come before me to explain why you can’t and tell me what efforts you’ve made to do it . . . You should make what efforts to pay what you can.” The couple kissed one another before Porisky was taken into custody by sheriffs. 
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