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#1    seeder

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

Jailed heroin smuggler who flooded Europe with the Class A drug receives £67,000 TAX BILL after France judges him to be a 'self-employed freelancer'   :w00t:

Criminal, 44, was jailed for four years for flooding the streets with heroin
But the French tax authorities ruled he was a bona fide 'small businessman'
They made deductions for personal use and 'business trips' - AKA drug runs
It comes after 2009 French law made earnings from crime taxable


http://www.dailymail...freelancer.html

from the comments:   "It's illegal to commit a crime and profit  - but legal for government to profit from the same crime"?


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:55 PM

Reminds me of Al Capone.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:00 PM

View Postseeder, on 26 November 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

Jailed heroin smuggler who flooded Europe with the Class A drug receives £67,000 TAX BILL after France judges him to be a 'self-employed freelancer'   :w00t:

Criminal, 44, was jailed for four years for flooding the streets with heroin
But the French tax authorities ruled he was a bona fide 'small businessman'
They made deductions for personal use and 'business trips' - AKA drug runs
It comes after 2009 French law made earnings from crime taxable


http://www.dailymail...freelancer.html

from the comments:   "It's illegal to commit a crime and profit  - but legal for government to profit from the same crime"?


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In the U.K. both Police and Customs have auctions on confiscated items (not drugs which are burned in Gov't incinerators) which could be anything from Cars to Cases of Scotch,and before this happens the offenders are usually fined or imprisoned depending  on the seriousness of the offence.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:01 PM

I don't know about Europe, but the IRS in the US doesn't care if the money you earn is legal, illegal, immoral or fattening... All earnings (over a certain small amount) must be declared...
Had Al Capone declared his crime money, the IRS would have had no problem with him (of course they might have told the FBI about it.. but that's another story)...


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

View PostTaun, on 26 November 2013 - 09:01 PM, said:

I don't know about Europe, but the IRS in the US doesn't care if the money you earn is legal, illegal, immoral or fattening... All earnings (over a certain small amount) must be declared...
Had Al Capone declared his crime money, the IRS would have had no problem with him (of course they might have told the FBI about it.. but that's another story)...
  Hiya, the problem is that you have to catch the villians first.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

money money money must be funny

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

Income tax has never been separated by legal or illegal source in most of Europe. In fact, in many European countries he also would get a bill for import tax and a tax evasion charge.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:15 PM

judging by the druggie politicians and mayors in the news lately... he should have just greased the right palms with all the grams they wanted...

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

if i was the mayor of toronto id smoke crack to

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

Somehow, I don't think 4-years in prison will stop him from starting it all over again after he get's out.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:24 PM

We have a Chinese guy (no names) on T.V. today who has assets of over 300 million,and has paid £1000 income tax this year,he has been ordered in court to pay £2 million within 6 months or he will face 5 years jail. What a British Justice farce, I wouldn't bet a penny that he will still be here in 5 months time.He has been in jail in Hong Kong for money laundering.......so you can bet that he has money stashed all over the world and will just "disappear".

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:30 PM

Weird, in the UK there is a law called 'Proceeds of Crime Act'. It basically means the government can seize anything that the drug dealer owns which he can not prove he bought legitimately.  So for instance if he was on benefits but had been presumed to have bought his house and car and tv etc with drug money then they can just take the whole lot.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:07 AM

View Postbulveye, on 26 November 2013 - 09:30 PM, said:

Weird, in the UK there is a law called 'Proceeds of Crime Act'. It basically means the government can seize anything that the drug dealer owns which he can not prove he bought legitimately.  So for instance if he was on benefits but had been presumed to have bought his house and car and tv etc with drug money then they can just take the whole lot.
  And then they give him 3 meals a day and he is allowed visitors

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