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Sukh Dhaliwal Clears Accounts Ahead Of Returning To Federal Politics

Former Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal and his wife Roni pleaded guilty in B.C. provincial court in Surrey to three charges of failing to comply with the Income Tax Act and paid the collective $8000 fine, clearing up all accounts for Dhaliwal to re-enter the federal political scene to possibly seek the nomination for the newly constituted riding of Surrey-Newton.

SURREY – If former Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal had taken steps to resolve a simple tax matter which he says he didn’t handle in time because he was hands-off at that company run by a former associate – he would have been a cabinet minister in the Christy Clark government right now. But such is one’s luck sometimes and ignorance is never a good defence.

Dhaliwal and his wife Roni pleaded guilty in B.C. provincial court in Surrey to three charges of failing to comply with the Income Tax Act and paid the collective $8000 fine, clearing up all accounts for Dhaliwal to re-enter the federal political scene to possibly seek the nomination for the newly constituted riding of Surrey-Newton.

Sukh “Sukhminder Singh” Dhaliwal was fined $3,000, or $1,000 for each count.

Roni “Balwinder Kaur” Dhaliwal was fined $1,000 for each of five counts, making her penalty total $5,000.

Dhaliwal said Tuesday for him it is all about taking responsibility in his position for Genco Consultants Inc.

“I’m a director of this company and I take responsibility,” Dhaliwal said. “It’s about correcting a wrong, which I corrected today.”

He said now it’s time to move forward.

He would not say whether he is considering another run for political office, and just wants to get the tax problem behind him, reported Surrey Leader.

Dhaliwal was the Liberal MP for Newton-North Delta from 2006 to 2011 when he lost the riding to NDP’s Jinny Sims.

He then intended to run for the B.C. Liberals in the riding of Surrey-Panorama in the May, 2013 election, but dropped out when the tax charges came to light.

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