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Guam pursuing cases against tax evaders

August 19, 2014 - 12:05am

HAGATNA, Guam — Guam territorial officials say they are pursuing cases against people who evade taxes despite a lack of resources and investigators.

The Pacific Daily News reported Monday that Revenue and Tax Director John Camacho says a case has been forwarded to the territory’s attorney general.

If the attorney general moves forward, it would be the first tax fraud case pursued in Guam in more than 15 years.

Camacho declined to comment on the specifics of the pending case. He says the territory is pursuing more cases.

He says the investigations are difficult because proving people are dodging taxes carries a high burden of proof for the government. He says the government needs to prove there are multiple years involved and that it was intentional.

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