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Canadian Promoter Pleads Guilty

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Promoter Mark Zurevinsky has pleaded guilty in an Ontario Court to tax evasion charges and will be sentenced later this month. Zurevinsky entered the guilty pleas on behalf of himself and two companies, MZ Productions and MAZ Concerts, to charges of willfully evading federal taxes in the years 1996, 1997 and 1998.

Federal prosecutor Fawzia Cockar asked the court to consider fines equal to the $54,000 in evaded taxes, as well as impose civil reassessments totalling almost $189,000.

Zurevinsky's defense counsel John Hornak acknowledged the "enormity of the sums that have to be repaid," and asked for 18 months to pay the fines, according to the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal.

The court will meet again on June 28 for sentencing.

Zurevinsky has been a concert promoter since 1986. Most recently, he has booked international artists, such as the Ukrainian National Army Song and Dance Company's tour of North America, according to the paper. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers