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The taxman v the accountant: ‘disgraceful’ conduct and an epic Australian defamation case

Sydney accountant Vanda Gould, only last week sentenced to three years in prison, is suing tax commissioner Chris Jordan

Among Australia’s monied elites, it is one of the most eagerly awaited defamation cases for years, a showdown that involves a range of allegations, from offshore cash being used to buy multi-million-dollar houses to possible insider trading, money laundering and rorting of the legal system.

These are just some of the many extraordinary allegations that Australia’s tax commissioner, Chris Jordan, has made in defending himself against a suit brought by one of his most stalwart opponents, Sydney accountant Vanda Gould.

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