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NCJ Number: 77467 Find in a Library
Title: Sloane Affair
Corporate Author: National Film Board of Canada
United States of America
Project Director: D Jackson
Date Published: 1972
Sponsoring Agency: National Film Board of Canada
New York, NY 10020
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Film Board of Canada
1251 Avenue of the Americas
16th Floor
New York, NY 10020
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Beginning with an assessor's discovery of a questionable invoice, this Canadian film details the step-by-step Government investigation of a prominent and successful building contractor, Harold Sloane, who is charged with tax fraud.
Abstract: The film is based on case files taken from the Department of National Revenue (Taxation) of the Canadian Government. The film follows the course of the investigation from the time the Government investigators obtain a search warrant to seize files in Sloane's home and office to the time of trial. Government investgators are shown taking a typewriter sample from the typewriter of Sloane's private secretary, carrying out files, and interviewing subcontractors. In addition, Sloane's tax-evasion strategies are detailed, such as the falsification of invoices by Sloane's private secretary to conceal personal expenses charged as business expenses. The film also dramatizes the way in which the investigation affects Sloane's employees, his wife, who finds that her respected family reputation will suffer, and his son, whose sports car is now only further evidence for the prosecution. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Canada; Fraud; Tax evasion; White collar crime
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