03/14/2014 06:18 EDT | Updated 05/14/2014 05:59 EDT

Saskatoon economic development CEO charged with not paying tax man

SASKATOON - The man in charge of bringing business to Saskatoon is facing charges for failing to file a tax return.

Tim LeClair, president and CEO of Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority, faces multiple charges for not filing a tax return from 2003 to 2011.

Each charge could carry a fine ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 or up to 12 months in jail.

A lawyer says charges of failure to file do not result in a criminal record, and in most cases the Crown will settle for a lesser charge, amalgamating some of the charges if the accused enters a guilty plea.

LeClair is scheduled to appear in provincial court on May 15.