Canada Revenue Agency
2 May 2012. Three former Canada Revenue Agency employees have been charged with corruption and fraud for allegedly trying to extort money from restaurant owners in exchange for lower tax assessments.
One of the accused, a 55-year-old former tax auditor, allegedly offered a restaurant owner to lower his upcoming tax notice in exchange for $90,000, according to police. The restaurant owner declined the deal.
A 50-year-old team leader allegedly received $100,000 in bribes from a Montreal restaurant owner between June 2007 and August 2008 to erase unreported income from the file.
The third accused, a 50-year-old tax auditor allegedly offered to lower a bogus tax notice in exchange for $50,000 in 2006. The restaurant owner refused to pay.