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Criminal

T who pleaded guilty to the charges was a happy-go-lucky guy who thought that the deductions by his principal contractor of income tax on his earnings were all he needed to do to satisfy the taxes acts. He was in fact an individual who satisfied all the badges of employment with the principal contractor under the Revenue Commissioners guidelines and the expert witness report was used at the sentencing hearing to counter the state’s allegation of loss of €1.4 million by stating that if regulations had been correctly applied by all parties including The Revenue Commissioners the defendant would be owed a sum of approximately €60,000. The sentence reflected this latter contention.

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