[Ed. – OK, OK, make that $1 million Canadian. Call us clickbait. Just don’t call us late for dinner. Judge isn’t buying it, BTW.]
A Canadian businessman and failed mayoral candidate was thrown in jail for 30 days after telling a judge he burned 1 million Canadian dollars in cash — in two separate bonfires — to avoid paying his wife spousal and child support as part of their divorce settlement, according to a report published Tuesday.
In an Ottawa Superior Court hearing last week, Bruce McConville, 55, told a judge he withdrew about 1 million Canadian dollars — about $750,000 USD — in 25 separate withdrawals from six separate bank accounts. He claimed he then burned the cash in two bonfires – $743,000 on Sept. 23 and $296,000 on Dec. 15, Ottawa Citizen reported. …
He said he did not record the bonfires and no one witnessed him set the cash ablaze.