Alleged fraudsters appeared in court for over R1.8 Million SARS Fraud

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Emmanuel Xolani (39), Ngwenya Phindile (39), Charmaine Kalogwile (36) and Clifford Phill Kalogwile (29) were released on R5000 bail each by the Nelspruit Commercial Crime Court on Friday, 15 July 2022. This is after they were arrested by the Hawks Nelspruit based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for over R1.8 million fraud.

Mpumalanga Hawks Spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said it is alleged that in July 2018, the accused submitted fraudulent documents to SARS on behalf of their two companies namely Maestro Arts cc and Priscino Trading Enterprise Pty Ltd involving an estimated R1.8 million.

“The matter was reported to the Hawks for Investigation and the accused were linked to the case and charged with contravention of Tax Administration Act, Value Added Tax Act, Act 89/1991, Prevention of Organised Crime Act and Money laundering”.The case is postponed to 06 August 2022 for further investigation.

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