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Tortilla maker faces $3,000 fine or two years imprisonment

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016. 12:13 p.m. CST.


By BB Staff: A tortilla maker is $3,000 away from spending two years in prison.

Ariel Santana, 51, was dragged in front of Magistrate Norman Rodriguez on Monday morning where he plead guilty for failure to display his GST registration certificate.

He was fined $3,000 which is to be paid by June 2017. However, the court has allowed him to make monthly payments of $500.

Santana is the owner of the tortilla factory located at the corner of Vernon and Sarstoon Streets.

On October 29, GST officers entered the premises and noted that his certificate wasn’t displayed. That was when they called in the police and Santana was charged.

However, in court he had argued that his GST certificate was on display on top of a desk.

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  1. Carlos says:

    GST holds nothing personal. It is just that Dean Oliver Barrow has instructed the GST department to nail down as many businesses as possible because the government is broke and needs money desperately. Watch how he is killing the private sector, and pampers the ever-inefficient public service. Oliver Barrow will eventually need to let go off some public servants, even if they are his UDP supporters just pretending to work and collect pay. We can’t maintain them anymore Dean O.

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