|Jason Dolan. (BENOIT GARIEPY/QMI Agency)
QUEBEC CITY - A judge has given Revenue Quebec permission to go after a former employee and convicted pot dealer for his drug-related income.
The agency can seize property belonging directly or indirectly to Jason Dolan, who pleaded guilty last fall to marijuana trafficking and possession.
Revenue Quebec wants to recoup $86,915 in provincial sales tax and $26,200 in GST amounts.
The province says Dolan, 34, failed to report income earned from $551,000 in drug sales last year as well as an additional $19,000 in income from 2005 to 2011.
The smoking gun was a $40,000 sum of cash that police seized from his home during a drug bust.
"The low income reported by Jason M. Dolan in recent years cannot explain the presence, at his home, of such large sums of money," Revenue Quebec said in court filings.
Dolan doesn't have any homes in his name. His house in Quebec City is owned by his mother- and father-in-law.
Dolan was arrested in a police operation that dismantled a large drug ring in the provincial capital.
He was a Revenue Quebec office worker at the time. Dolan pleaded guilty to drug and conspiracy charges in October.
He has been temporarily suspended pending further court proceedings.
Dolan is scheduled to return to court later this month.