Licensed real estate broker sentenced for tax evasion

    MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Claudette Canton, of Montréal, pleaded
guilty yesterday to tax evasion charges before the Court of Quebec. She was
fined $28,499, which represents 100% of the federal income tax she tried to
    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) investigation showed that, for the 2001,
2002 and 2003 tax years, Ms. Canton voluntarily omitted to declare an income
of $164,463, thus avoiding paying $28,499 in federal income tax
    In addition to the fines imposed by the Court, Ms. Canton will have to
pay the full amount of taxes owing as well as all related interest and
    Tax evasion takes money away from the government services that benefit
all Canadians. The CRA takes action against those who try to avoid paying what
they owe.
    The information in this news release was obtained from the court records.
    More information on convictions can be found on the Media page of the CRA
Web site at

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