Lawyer fined for tax evasion in Cape Town

A 70-year-old Cape Town lawyer made his appearance in court. He was suspected of 463 contraventions of Income Tax Act.

According to Magistrate Vusi Mhlanga, the court has considered correctional supervision along with other forms of sentences. However, the correctional supervision was inappropriate due to the lack of investigation.

Muhammed Rashad Khan pleaded guilty to the charges. The court has sentenced him to R200,000 fine and a five-year suspended sentence.

“The society expects that people convicted of these offences should be punished because of the impact these offences have on the authorities’ rendering of services to communities,” Mhlanga added.

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