Tax Officer Australia caught in Fraud Case
Australia’s top tax officer caught up in allegations of fraud.
Police caught the senior tax officer from Australia, charged him with misuse of the position and fraud conspiracies.
Michael Cranston received court attendance notice for allegations of fraud. He holds the position of Australian Tax Office deputy commissioner
Meanwhile, his son, Adam Cranston, is one of nine people charged with defrauding A$165m (£95m; $122m) from the government.
Meanwhile, police believe he is not a conspirator.
Deputy Commissioner Australian Federal Police said in this regard:
“It appears that his son has asked him to access some information potentially,”
Furthermore, Police arrested Michael Cranston’s son among eight others in a raid, they raided 28 businesses and home in New South Wales.
Meanwhile, Police believed the fraud seems to be the biggest white-collar fraud by any group in the history of Australia.
The allegations, they offered payroll roll services to customers for meeting tax obligations.
Ultimately the payments shifter to organizations, which run by conspirators and they absorbed money for personal Lavish Lifestyles.
Police said, “They were using it to divert the taxpayers’ money into cars, jewelry, cash, motorbikes.”
Meanwhile, police also seized 18 houses, 2 planes, 25 motor cars, vintage wines, and firearms.
Michael Cranston might be involved in son’s conspiracy, authorities said.
“It did not fortnight act, and we worked for 8 months investigations,” said Scott Morrison
Furthermore, he added,
“What events today demonstrate is that if you are a crook and you are seeking to defraud the taxpayer, we will find you,” said Treasurer Scott Morrison.