Man who defrauded Sars of R1.7m sentenced - a decade after the fact

A Limpopo man who defrauded Sars of nearly R1.7m was sentenced to an effective four years in jail in the Mankweng regional court on Wednesday.

2020-10-29 09:03:00 PM

A Limpopo man who defrauded Sars of nearly R1.7m was sentenced to an effective four years in jail in the Mankweng regional court on Wednesday.

A Limpopo man who defrauded Sars of nearly R1.7m was sentenced to an effective four years in jail in the Mankweng regional court on Wednesday.

29 October 2020 - 16:44A Limpopo man who stole nearly R1.7m from Sars 10 years ago was sentenced on Wednesday.Image:GALLO IMAGESA Limpopo man who defrauded revenue service Sars of nearly R1.7m was sentenced in the Mankweng regional court on Wednesday to an effective four years in jail.

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Evans Setshedi, 41, submitted fraudulent tax returns on behalf of a municipality back in 2010, according to Hawks spokesperson Capt Matimba Maluleke.“During 2010, the accused submitted fraudulent tax returns to Sars on behalf of Elias Motsoaledi Municipality in which it was owed R1.7m. The money was approved and deposited into his personal bank account instead of the municipality's account by Sars,” said Maluleke.

Setshedi ran out of luck as he made several withdrawals and the bank authorities became suspicious, according to the Hawks.“During the verification process it was established that the account number did not belong to the municipality and that the accused used another person's particulars to open the account. The bank authorities notified the police and the accused was arrested on the spot,” he said.

Setshedi had been released on bail until he was convicted and sentenced to eight years' imprisonment, of which four years were suspended for five years. He is expected serve four years in jail. Read more: Times LIVE »

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Effectively two years because he is 'no danger' to society 🙆🏾‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ Only 4 years? This must make Malema shake in his boots Tjerrrrrrr molato ga o bole. I've been blessed through winnersbitcoin He trade my bitcoin for me and he has better my life. Just 4yrs ?🤬🤬🤬🤬 now, what happened to Malema and SARS ? ......

four years is nothing if they won't get back the money. Is he also paying back the money?

Tito Mboweni should unleash Sars to bring home the tax baconAgency should be able to fill critical vacancies to rebuild its capabilities and operate efficiently Few left for SARS to be unleashed on. Who writes such drivel?! Can it be unleashed on the non-payers rather than the payers? I am tired of being punished for being law abiding. I won’t manage much more tax than what I am paying now. 😞 Lets see what impact of all Finance ministers did in the past 7 years

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Tito Mboweni should unleash Sars to bring home the tax baconAgency should be able to fill critical vacancies to rebuild its capabilities and operate efficiently Few left for SARS to be unleashed on. Who writes such drivel?! Can it be unleashed on the non-payers rather than the payers? I am tired of being punished for being law abiding. I won’t manage much more tax than what I am paying now. 😞 Lets see what impact of all Finance ministers did in the past 7 years

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