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Eastern Norway woman indicted over multi-million kroner tax scam. A 37-year old Lørenskog woman arrested and charged in February for tax fraud now appears to be the centre of a tax avoidance scheme for several hundred million, reports say. The investigation has so far revealed 642 people have defrauded tax authorities of NOK 75 million (about USD 12.75 million/EUR 9.83 million/ GBP 8.4 million). It is claimed the woman arranged the fraud for 2,100 people. It is then thought she took a commission of about 10-30 per cent on perhaps as much as NOK 250 million of taxable income.

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Eastern Norway woman indicted over multi-million kroner tax scam

Published on Friday, 31st May, 2013 at 20:48 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 31st May 2013 at 22:44.

A 37-year old Lørenskog woman arrested and charged in February for tax fraud now appears to be the centre of a tax avoidance scheme for several hundred million, reports say.

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The investigation has so far revealed 642 people have defrauded tax authorities of NOK 75 million (about USD 12.75 million/EUR 9.83 million/ GBP 8.4 million).

It is claimed the woman arranged the fraud for 2,100 people. It is then thought she took a commission of about 10-30 per cent on perhaps as much as NOK 250 million of taxable income.

This equates to some USD 42.52 million/EUR 32.78 million/GBP 28 million). About 50 persons are alleged to have been used as middlemen.

The woman reportedly began giving “advice” in 2006 and has seen her client numbers rise sharply over the last couple of years.

Police are now going through the material seized when the woman was arrested, which includes 5,000 emails and 4,000 pages of texts.

Romerike District Police prosecutor Hanne Fauske has said that the charges the woman faces are set to be widened once this material has been investigated.

“We’ve now spent a lot of time on all the material contained in the case. She has used text messaging as a work tool,” Aftenposten was told.

“Upon review, we have a picture of what happened, how she has acquired customers, and how the customer base is handled,” she added.



Published on Friday, 31st May, 2013 at 20:48 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 31st May 2013 at 22:44.

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