3 former taxmen among 7 arrested in alleged scam

Adriano Furgiuele, a former employee at the Canada Revenue Agency, is pictured in this August 9,...

Adriano Furgiuele, a former employee at the Canada Revenue Agency, is pictured in this August 9, 2012 photo being arrested by the RCMP. (QMI Agency files)

Maxime Deland, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:14 PM ET

MONTREAL - The RCMP said Monday that three former federal tax officials are among seven people who have been arrested in an alleged bribery scam.

The defendants face various charges including bribery, conspiracy, fraud, breach of trust by a public official and fraud against the government.

Mounties have spent the past six years investigating alleged misconduct in the Montreal office of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). In all, 15 people, including eight tax employees, have been arrested on 142 charges.

Ex-CRA officials Americo Comparelli, 44, Adriano Furgiuele, 45, and Antonio Girardi, 49, were among those nabbed in the latest sweep.

 


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