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The court heard that some men approached Kutum in with the scheme and a list of willing clients. They convinced him he could quickly expand his accounting business and earnings by implementing the scheme. Kutum received a flat flee or a percentage of the false charitable claim for his participation.
Article Continued Below InKutum told his accomplices he wanted to withdraw from the scheme because the money represented only a small portion of business.
However, he also appeared concerned about the Canada Revenue Agency becoming suspicious, the decision noted. After authorities charged him, Kutum provided a voluntary statement about his involvement and the role of accomplices, employees and clients without any offer of leniency.
Kutum, whose family felt the shame of his crime, also indicated a willingness to testify against other players in the scheme. Those factors included the size of the fraud; his central role; engagement of staff; breach of trust; greed and the abuse of encouraging charity in society.
The Crown sought a prison sentence between three and five years while the defence asked for a conditional sentence of two years less a day. In his decision, Justice Schwarzl also pointed to an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling in involving former theatre impresario Garth Drabinksy, who ended up in prison for fraud at Livent Inc.
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