George Alex allegedly led a syndicate involved in $14 million tax fraud, court hears

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The NSW Supreme Court heard early this week that construction boss George Alex allegedly headed a syndicate accused of defrauding the Tax Office of more than $14 million.

Alex is due to face trial with his 25-year-old son, Arthur Alex, and six others for the $14 million Tax Office fraud case in February next year.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Crown prosecutor Chris O’Donnell, SC, presented a summary on Monday and Tuesday of his expected opening address to the jury.

George Alex
George Alex

The Crown have alleged the money should have been remitted to the Tax Office as pay as you go (PAYG) withholding tax, but was retained and spent by the accused and people associated with them.

O’Donnell said GST was no longer part of the Crown case.

The Sydney court heard the money was allegedly spent on a number of “district” items, including Range Rovers and properties on the Gold Coast.

The hearing continues.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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