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Sars official accused of corruption, extortion in court


Sars official accused of corruption, extortion in court

Sars official accused of corruption, extortion in courtA South African Revenue Service (Sars) official will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Tuesday on corruption and extortion charges.

The suspect was arrested during a Sars operation and his Mercedes-Benz sedan vehicle was also seized.

The 39-year-old suspect is accused of allegedly enticing and extorting a company director.

The director was issued with a subpoena for outstanding tax returns and payments.

The suspect allegedly met with the company’s auditor telling him that he could help the complainant resolve the outstanding tax assessments and make them disappear.

He told the director that the whole issue could be cleared off in exchange for a R20,000 gratification.

The Hawk spokesperson Lynda Steyn said: “The Director of Public Prosecutions on Monday granted a directive and the complainant met with the suspect at the company’s offices where an amount of R10,000 was agreed upon.”

“He was arrested on the spot for alleged corruption and extortion. His private vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz sedan, was also seized during the operation.”

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