Two tax fraud cases worth over R10 million to be heard in Specialised Commercial Crimes Court

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The Specialised Commercial Crimes Court will hear two separate cases next month relating to alleged tax fraud totalling over R10 million. In both cases, the men are accused of allegedly submitting false tax returns.

The Hawks says Atteridgeville-based construction company Suxeed Invest 130 and its director Pule Molele as well as his co-accused Solly Ngobeni allegedly submitted false tax returns amounting to R1.1 million to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) which processed some of it.

However, SARS’s internal forensic investigation team discovered that the claims were fraudulent and the money was transferred back to SARS.

They appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court last week and the case was postponed to next Friday.

In a separate case, Elias Magheje appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court last week charged with fraud relating to approximately R9.9 million, which he allegedly claimed from SARS between 2017 and 2018.

He could not afford the R30 000 bail and he remains in custody pending his appearance at the end of next month.