Antique dealer convicted of tax evasion

The director of a Fort Street antiques shop was convicted of tax evasion last week.

Paul Freeman of Romanoff & Co. Antiques was ordered to pay a $5,500 fine for failing to report $75,900 worth of taxable income between 2002 and 2004. He also claimed $3,800 in expenses that were for personal and household benefit.

The fine represents 60 per cent of the federal income taxes he evaded.

Freeman was also convicted of failing to file personal income taxes in 2005 and 2006. In 2009, he was fined $2,000 for that offence.