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A SAN FERNANDO businessman, who admitted to providing false information to the Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) in an attempt to obtain greater financial returns, has been ordered to pay fines amounting to $90,000.

The sentence was imposed on the businessman, Shannon Sookoo, an auto parts dealer, by Magistrate Indar Jagroo on Tuesday at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.

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Sookoo was fined $10,000 on each of the nine offences that took place when he knowingly submitted false information in his Value Added Tax (VAT) return forms for the period September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009.

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