SARS fraudster gets 15 years jail time for R5 million fraud

SARS fraudster gets 15 years jail time for R5 million fraud

Warrick Walsh (52), has been sentenced to fifteen years direct imprisonment last Wednesday, 24 July 2019 by the North Gauteng High Court for defrauding the South African Revenue Service (SARS) of approximately R5 million.

Walsh was arrested in 2007 in Brits for the alleged illegal manufacturing of drugs, a matter that is still pending finalisation in court. It is alleged that the proceeds from the alleged drug activities were laundered through the suspect’s business account which was in arrears with SARS. Walsh was arrested in 2010, and consequently charged with fraud, resulting in the recent conviction.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation thoroughly investigated both cases and the outstanding case of illegal manufacturing of drugs will be heard in court on the 22nd August 2019.