Ex-NHL goalie Mika Noronen in serious legal trouble

He's in serious legal trouble.



Former National Hockey League goaltender Mika Noronen is facing some serious legal challenges in his native country of Finland, as it's being reported that he's facing tax fraud charges. 

A portion of the piece via the Finnish publication Ilta Sanoment (Evening News). 

(translated from Finnish);

"According to Ilta-Sanomi, the suspected crime took place in Tampere on July 14, 2020. The interested party in the case is the Tax Administration.

The charge has been filed in the district court of Pirkanmaa last month. So far, no hearing date has been set for the case. Mika Noronen grew up in Tappara.  The description of the indictment becomes public at the beginning of the hearing at the earliest.

According to the Penal Code, you can be guilty of aggravated tax fraud if you give the taxman misleading information for taxation purposes. In addition to that, the aggravated form of the act requires that the crime has been aimed at a large financial gain or that it is done in a particularly planned manner."

Born in 1979, Noronen was selected 21st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1997 NHL Draft, and would go on to play 71 NHL contests split between the Sabres and the Vancouver Canucks. He amassed a total record of 23-32-6 with a 2.68 goals against average, .901 save percentage and three shutouts. 

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