Not quite clever enough
A professor in tax law at the University of Groningen has resigned after receiving a 50,000 euro fine for tax fraud, reports the Ukrant. Professor Ruben Freudenthal was given the fine by the Dutch public prosecution service (OM), for tax offences in 2014, and chose to resign from January 1 of this year.
Freudenthal has been accused of deliberately providing “incorrect and incomplete information to the tax authorities” following a due diligence investigation into a property management partnership owned by Freudenthal and a partner.
The OM said that the case was particularly ‘worrying’, not least because of Freudenthal’s specialty in tax law. Freudenthal is also a partner at the tax and accounting firm Mazars.