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The Offence of Conspiracy to Defraud the Commonwealth

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
It’s a trial with all the hallmarks of a great blockbuster movie. Two siblings, Adam and Lauren Cranston, whose father is the former deputy commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), along with lawyer Dev Menon and referrer Jay Onley,...

The Offence of Tax Fraud in Australia

by Ugur Nedim
A Sydney businessman has been sentenced to seven years and six months behind bars, with a minimum term of five years, for his role in one of Australia’s largest even tax fraud schemes. 37-year old Simon Anquetil is the founder...

Google to Pay Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Australian Tax

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Hot on the heels of news published earlier this month that multi-nationals are still paying little to no tax here in Australia, one of the world’s most well-known corporate juggernauts has announced it has reached a settlement with the ATO...

Foreign-Owned Companies Avoid Billions in Tax

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
As thousands of Australians wonder how they’ll put food on the table this Christmas, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has released figures which (again) show that many large companies have avoided paying tax in recent years. Despite many individuals being...

What are the Penalties for Tax Fraud in Australia?

by Ugur Nedim
A sister and brother have been ordered to pay a total of more than $2.3 million in taxes, administrative costs and interest after a court found that ‘thou shall not pay tax’ is not only absent from the Bible, but...

10 Years in Prison for Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 12-year investigation has culminated in the sentencing of a businessman behind what has been described as Australia’s biggest tax fraud. The NSW Supreme Court has sentenced Gold Coast businessman Michael Issakidis to a full term of ten years in...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Bogus Books Delivered to Sydney Mosques Defame Uyghur Leader

by Paul Gregoire
Two weeks ago, boxes containing hundreds of copies of a book defaming the character of exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer were mysteriously dropped off out the front of several Sydney mosques. The incident seems to be an attempt to discredit...

The Wealthy and Powerful Getting Away with Tax Fraud

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you missed it, a leak of data from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has allegedly exposed wealthy individuals, including public officials, hiding their money in offshore companies to avoid tax. The ‘Panama papers’ contain information about more than...

Sovereign Citizens: The Real Terrorist Threat?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
73-year-old John Wilson does not look like your stereotypical terrorist. Hunched and with the remains of his white hair flying from the sides of his head, the former dentist is a regular fixture outside NSW courts. Spouting his hyperbole about being...
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