A couple of bakers had laundered more than 425,000 euros: they will have to reimburse

A couple of bakers had laundered more than 425,000 euros: they will have to reimburse

The latter, a baker from the province of Namur, went directly to collect cash from the coffers of his 3 depots located on the territory of the province, before passing them through the bank accounts of his children and his wife. wife and then to pay them back.

Questioned by the court at the end of November, he did not deny the accusations, explaining that he had acted in this way. The money, which had not been spent, was found and deposited in the account of the Central Organ for Seizure and Confiscation. “This money was deducted from the company’s turnover. I had a lot of unpaid debts and I wanted to avoid fees and avoid being overtaxed, whether in social contributions or taxes.“Since then, the defendant has sold his bakery and works as a freelancer, subcontracting.

During the hearing held at the end of November, the deputy Debelle said he was amazed by the casualness displayed by the defendants who despoiled the state. “The facts lasted for almost 5 years, during which their company was not in difficulty. The defendants thus escaped taxation but also created a situation of unfair competition towards competitors who themselves paid their taxes and played the game. The defendants had a real desire to hide, to camouflage, even awkwardly. They plundered the state to make their woolen stocking. There is a total lack of awareness on their part.

Me Leboutte, counsel for the defendants, pleaded acquittal for the defendant. The suspension of the pronouncement of the sentence was requested for her husband.

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