A tobacco-processing machine, believed to be capable of producing more than £700,000 of illicit tobacco a day, has been seized in Derbyshire after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
An accountant from Derby has been jailed for 16 months after pleading guilty to seven tax fraud offences totalling over £65,000.
A Derbyshire businessman was sentenced yesterday for attempting to steal over £130,000 by making fraudulent VAT repayment claims for a pub and restaurant chain.
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Derby uncovered more than 21,000 illegal cigarettes and 19 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco.
Derbyshire man jailed for tax fraud
A 30-year-old Alfreton man who worked with an accomplice to try to swindle over £205,000 in tax repayments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been jailed today.