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Tony Accurso

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Antonio « Tony » Accurso (born November 8, 1951 in Montreal) is a Quebec businessman and entrepreneur specialized in the construction sector. He directly and indirectly controls several construction businesses as well as bars, restaurants, movie theatres, shopping centres, and the Hippo Club in Laval. Tony Accurso heads Simard-Beaudry Construction, one of the leading construction companies in Quebec. Accurso also controls many other companies, especially in the construction sector, such as Louisbourg, Gastier, Constructions Marton or the Ciments Lavallée Cemco. On April 8, 2009, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) executed search warrants concerning tax fraud investigations. The CRA had reason to suspect that the three companies involved, Simard-Beaudry Construction Inc., Construction Louisbourg Ltd., and Hyprescon, had funneled close to $4.5 million to two "dummy" corporations that have no commercial activity and that were used as part of a false invoicing scheme. These corporations were run by businessman Antonio Accurso. On December 6, 2010, the Canada Revenue Agency, issued a news release stating that charges of tax evasion were laid at the Laval courthouse against Constructions  ( Wikipedia article )

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