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Wednesday, 17 May 2017


TO Deputy Commissioner Michael Cranston to face charges over son's alleged $165m tax fraud

ATO Deputy Commissioner Michael Cranston has been summonsed to appear in court after his son was charged for his role in defrauding the government of $165 million in taxes.

VIDEO AFP smash $165 million alleged tax fraud syndicate. Source: AFP
Adam Cranston and his 24-year-old sister were two of nine people arrested by the Australian Federal Police when they raided his Bondi flat and 26 other properties over the fraud syndicate, seizing $15 million in cash and an array of luxury items.
He was charged with conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth and was expected to face Central Local Court on Thursday.
Michael Cranston was issued a court attendance notice for allegedly abusing his position as a public official, but he was not part of the criminal syndicate. He will appear in court on June 13.
Other items seized included 25 motor vehicles, luxury racing cars, 18 residential properties, 12 motorbikes, more than 100 bank accounts and share trading accounts, two aircraft, firearms, vintage wines and jewellery.

Adam Cranston on his wedding day to wife Elizabeth. There is no suggestion Elizabeth was involved in the alleged scam. Source: Facebook
Adam Cranston was one of nine people arrested by the Australian Federal Police when they raided his Bondi flat and 26 other properties over a fraud syndicate worth $165 million. Source: NSW Police
Adam Cranston is the son of ATO Deputy Commissioner Michael Cranston (pictured).
AFP Operations Deputy Commisioner Leanne Close said that the more than 298 officers were involved in bringing down the “significant defrauding of the Commonwealth”.
“The scale of this alleged fraud is unprecedented for the AFP; the response from our members yesterday is a direct response to the level of offending that we have identified during this operation,” she said.
"The allegation in this conspiracy is $165 million taken from the taxation system. That is $165 million that has been stolen from the community, in effect Australia.
"The charges are a variety, they include conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth, charges in respect of dealing with property that we reasonably suspect being involved in crime."
Adam Cranston is due to face Sydney's Central Local Court on Thursday morning charged with conspiracy to defraud the commonwealth, while his sister is due to face a Sydney court on June 13.

It's alleged the fraud involved a payroll company which would funnel wage payments through a second tier company, and then only pay the ATO a fraction of the income tax required.

Millions were seized from the sting. Source: AFP
A series of luxury watches were also discovered. Source: AFP
A luxury racing car was also seized. Source: AFP
Meanwhile Treasurer Scott Morrison has warned those trying to rip off taxpayers that they will be caught, following the dramatic arrest.
"Those who think they can defraud Australian taxpayers - today's events show that they have another thing coming," Mr Morrison told reporters on Thursday.
"We'll find you, we'll track you down and we'll make sure you're brought to justice."
Mr Morrison said the latest bust, believed to be one of the biggest fraud cases in Australian history, shows the cross-agency crackdown on tax cheats is working.
The government was giving further resources to the ATO and others to disrupt the black economy and serious organised crime.
A further six search warrants will be executed on Thursday, said the AFP.

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