A provincial court judge fined a prominent St. John's real estate agent more than $50,000 for tax evasion on Tuesday.

David Norris, 51, pleaded guilty to claiming tax credits of roughly the same amount over three years for which he had no supporting documentation.

Judge Pamela Goulding accepted a joint submission by the Crown and defence that Norris had no record of previous convictions. They also settled on a fine equal to the amount he had evaded paying.

Norris, an agent with Re/Max, was given five years to pay the fine in monthly instalments.

That's in addition to the roughly $50,000 he must have to pay back to Revenue Canada.

Norris has been a real estate agent in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1981.