UPEI business professor Sean Hennessey has been fined more than $30,000 for tax evasion.

Hennessy was fined after pleading guilty in provincial court in Charlottetown Wednesday. The charge related to work he did as a private contractor to Tourism PEI and the Confederation Centre of the Arts.


Sean Hennessey, head of UPEI's Tourism Research Centre, pleaded guilty to tax evasion Wednesday. (CBC)

Provincial court Judge John Douglas gave Hennessey a year to pay the fine. Hennessey also has to pay the taxes owing, another $30,000.

Hennessey heads the Tourism Research Centre at UPEI, but is currently on leave from his work there.