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Illegal tobacco traders to repay £175k

Illegal tobacco traders to repay £175k

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2017 08:00 BST

Three Lancashire men, who were jailed last year for their part in a £16 million illegal tobacco fraud, have been ordered to repay more than £175,000 or serve extra time in jail.

Fermanagh VAT fraudster ordered to repay crime cash

Fermanagh VAT fraudster ordered to repay crime cash

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2017 17:37 BST

A County Fermanagh farmer, who was jailed in 2014 for stealing £1.3 million in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to pay back more than £390,000, or serve a further three and a half years in prison.

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:51 BST

A convicted fraudster from Lancashire, who was part of a VAT repayment fraud involving fake construction companies, must repay more than £2.2 million.

Tax fraudster stripped of River Thames land

Tax fraudster stripped of River Thames land

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 11:53 BST

A Dubai-based British businessman, who financed a major cigarette smuggling gang, has been stripped of prime Thames-side land to pay back £4.5 million.

Huyton cigarette smuggler has to repay £340k

Huyton cigarette smuggler has to repay £340k

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 14:17 BST

A convicted cigarette smuggler from Huyton has been ordered to repay £340,000 or face a further four years in jail.

From cellar to cell for wine trader conman

From cellar to cell for wine trader conman

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2016 18:01 BST

A Wanstead businessman, who claimed to trade in fine wines and diamonds but instead conned investors to fund a lavish lifestyle, buying luxury cars and hundreds of pairs of expensive trainers, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for a £350,000 fraud.

Payback time for TV advert tax fraudster

Payback time for TV advert tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2016 15:04 BST

A double-glazing salesman and TV advert celebrity from Burnley, who was sentenced for tax fraud in 2016, has been ordered to repay £50,000 in stolen taxes.

Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time

Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2016 15:24 BST

A Lancashire man caught smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, has been ordered to pay back £240,000, of which £90,000 must be paid within three months, or he will face a further 18 months in jail.

Payback time for payroll tax fraudster

Payback time for payroll tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2016 14:50 GMT

A businessman from Reading, who stole more than £1 million from his workers’ pay packets, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £884,023, within six months, or remain in prison for a further six years.

College principal sentenced for tax fraud and ordered to repay profits

College principal sentenced for tax fraud and ordered to repay profits

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2016 13:57 GMT

A college principal who failed to declare the money he made from renting out properties has been sentenced for evading Income Tax. He was also ordered to repay £283,886.47 within three months, or face three years behind bars.

Lifestyle of ‘zero income’ smuggler revealed

Lifestyle of ‘zero income’ smuggler revealed

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2016 18:35 GMT

A tobacco smuggler who lived a rich lifestyle despite appearing to have no legitimate source of income, has been ordered to repay £64,000 after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Payback time for closet VAT fraudster

Payback time for closet VAT fraudster

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2015 15:04 BST

A London pensioner who hid in a wardrobe to avoid discovery during an operation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been ordered to repay criminal profits of almost £275,000, within three months, or remain in prison for a further two and a half years.

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Payback time for fugitive money launderer

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2015 12:35 BST

A runaway tax fraudster and money launderer has been ordered to repay over £207,000, concluding a long-running investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Gang leader ordered to pay back £700,000 or face four years in prison

Gang leader ordered to pay back £700,000 or face four years in prison

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2015 15:26 BST

The leader of a criminal gang jailed for fraud and money laundering has been ordered to pay back more than £700,000 or serve a further four years behind bars.

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Illegal exporter ordered to repay criminal profit

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2014 16:53 GMT

The director of a Cambridgeshire company who ignored trade sanctions and exported over £3 million worth of banned products has been told that he and his company must pay over a total of £1.14 million of criminal profits within six months.

Payback time for construction boss

Payback time for construction boss

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2014 11:21 BST

A Limavady businessman, who was jailed for stealing more than £500,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to repay £113,472 or serve a further three years in prison.

Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster

Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2014 16:57 BST

Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster A Staffordshire man jailed for stealing over £372,000 by making fraudulent VAT repayment claims has been ordered to pay money back or face an extra two years in jail. The confiscation order comes after a financial investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).