A Canadian judge levied a heavy fine on an individual who misrepresented the purchase price of a car that was bought in the United States and brought through the St. Stephen border crossing. The judge levied a $1,000 fine on top of the $14,067.63 civil penalty imposed by the Canadian Border Services Agency. The offender initially stated he had purchased the car for $10,000 but admitted during secondary inspection that he had really paid $35,000 for the 1976 Lincoln Continental Mark V. He has until April 12th 2011 to pay the fine or he will face 14 days in jail. The purchaser was attempting to avoid $3,250 in taxes by understating the price of the car.
January 19 2011