Leading GST / Indirect Taxes specialist Matthew Cridland joins DLA Piper as Partner in Sydney
DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Matthew Cridland has joined the firm's Tax team as a partner in Sydney. Matthew joins from KPMG, where he was a Director, providing advice to clients on a wide range of Goods and Services Tax (GST) related issues across a number of sectors, including Real Property, Energy and Resources, Public Private Partnerships, Telecommunications and Financial Services.
Paul and Lesley Mascall, a Sydney couple who ran an air-conditioning business have been found guilty of fraud, following an investigation under Project Wickenby. The couple attempted to avoid taxes by funnelling money through Vanuatu.
Business partner Paul Sewell has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth and has been sentenced to 2 years’ jail.
All 3 were clients of Lynette Liles the former president of the National Institute of Chartered Accountants who pleaded guilty in February to a series of tax shams amounting to more than $5 million in tax evasion. 26 people have now been convicted under Project Wickenby.
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