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ASIC takes property development group to court

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 13 AUG 2021
... raised from the investors, some of which ASIC alleges was used for personal use by the defendants. The Australian Federal Police and ASIC executed search warrants on a residential premise and business premises on 17 December 2020. Freezing orders have ...

Crackdown on ERS scams continues

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 18 JAN 2021
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has confirmed it is still working with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to crack down on early release of super scams which cost Australians over $6 million. Combined, the value of scams rose 23% in 2020, with ...

CSIRO contractor in crypto scam

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 21 SEP 2020
... out after the CSIRO noticed serious impairment of its computing infrastructure and reported it to the Australian Federal Police. The man was employed on a contract basis by the CSIRO to perform data archiving and software support. Through his role he ...

Tax fraud goes from paradise to prison

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 18 AUG 2020
... to avoid arrest has been jailed for six years following a 19-year joint investigation by the ATO and Australian Federal Police. Philip Northam was sentenced in the District Court of Queensland due to his involvement in an intricate tax evasion scheme ...

AFP charges early release scammers

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 10 AUG 2020
The Australian Federal Police have charged three people with allegedly submitting false claims to gain early access to superannuation under the new COVID-19 measures. AFP Taskforce Iris has charged seven people in total with submitting false early release ...

Another sentenced in ATO fraud

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 3 AUG 2020
... period of five years. His arrest was part of Operation Elbrus, which commenced in 2016 and was led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and assisted by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). It involved pay-as-you-go withholding tax and goods and services ...

12 charged in $17m fraud

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JUL 2020
... joint-agency investigation into an elaborate $17 million fraud has resulted in charges against 12 people. Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigators executed search warrants at 10 locations across Sydney, nine in south-east Queensland and two in the ...

Woman jailed in $105m tax scam

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 13 JUL 2020
... non-parole period of two years and six months. Operation Elbrus was a 2017 investigation led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), with significant assistance from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), into a large-scale and organised tax fraud conspiracy. ...

ASIC quietly granted new access to phone taps

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 11 JUN 2020
... status as a criminal law enforcement agency and allow it to conduct parallel investigations with the Australian Federal Police and other agencies. ASIC also wanted to avoid any situation where an agency that can intercept information had evidence or ...

From fines to prosecution: The penalties are in

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2020
... was forced to suspend sending applications to super funds for two business days in early May so the Australian Federal Police could investigate cases of fraud. Deputy Treasurer Michael Sukkar had confirmed the AFP was investigating cases of identity ...
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