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Cigarette smuggler jailed

Cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 15:57 BST

A lorry driver who was caught smuggling millions of cigarettes into the UK, has been jailed for 14 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tobacco tax fraudster ordered to repay £478K

Tobacco tax fraudster ordered to repay £478K

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 16:12 GMT

The jailed ringleader of an illegal cigarette network in Blackburn has been ordered to pay back £478,693.

Tobacco, drugs and counterfeit goods seized in Banbury

Tobacco, drugs and counterfeit goods seized in Banbury

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 11:36 GMT

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Banbury uncovered 4,700 cigarettes, more than eight and a half kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, two kilos of chewing tobacco, and a bag of tobacco leaves, all believed to be illicit.

Bumper sum due as mechanic is told to pay £208,000 confiscation order

Bumper sum due as mechanic is told to pay £208,000 confiscation order

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 12:16 GMT

An East Kilbride mechanic, who was jailed for a £208,000 tax and National Insurance fraud, has been told to pay up.

Security company director under lock and key

Security company director under lock and key

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 16:22 GMT

The director of a Gloucester security services company, who stole almost half a million pounds in tax, has been jailed for three years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Fake accountant jailed for tax scam

Fake accountant jailed for tax scam

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2018 12:41 GMT

A Derby bookkeeper who pretended to be a fully qualified accountant to steal £143,957 through tax fraud, sending more than £100,000 of it to a woman he’d never met in Canada, has been jailed.

 £1m property VAT scam trio sentenced

£1m property VAT scam trio sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 13:39 GMT

Three tax fraudsters have been sentenced to a total of nearly 10 years in prison - two in their absence after they absconded - for their role in stealing almost £1 million in VAT repayments for building houses that never existed.

Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million

Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2018 12:18 GMT

Two Kent men who funded lavish lifestyles by tax fraud have been ordered to pay back more than £3.5 million within three months, or serve longer prison terms and still owe the money.

Wheels come off mechanic’s tax fraud

Wheels come off mechanic’s tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 12:58 GMT

An East Kilbride mechanic, who failed to pay almost £210,000 of tax and National Insurance due on self-employed earnings, has been jailed for 18 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Banker, millionaire and fake spy revealed in HMRC’s top ten criminal cases of the year

Banker, millionaire and fake spy revealed in HMRC’s top ten criminal cases of the year

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2017 11:30 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today revealed its top ten tax fraud and organised crime cases of the last year.

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2017 16:01 GMT

A former company director and his ex-wife, who were jailed in March 2017 for a total of six years and nine months for tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back £154,900.

Time called on publican tax fraudster

Time called on publican tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 17:16 GMT

A former West Sussex publican who lied about his sales to evade £85,000 in VAT and Corporation Tax has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 14:50 GMT

A lorry driver who smuggled more than 750,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK, hidden inside rolls of paper stuffed with dangerous asbestos, has been jailed for 21 months after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 12:46 GMT

A Christchurch builder, who evaded more than £128,000 in tax, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months, or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money.

Tax Facts training for Welsh teachers launched

Tax Facts training for Welsh teachers launched

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2017 19:40 GMT

For the first time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has joined with a university to enable trainee teachers to deliver a programme on the facts of tax to local school children.

Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 12:28 BST

A self-employed Kent roofer, who stole £88,000 through VAT fraud and evaded more than £14,000 in Income Tax, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Former escort agency owner jailed for tax and benefit fraud

Former escort agency owner jailed for tax and benefit fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2017 11:47 BST

Janine Adeleke, a mother-of-five, who lied about earning hundreds of thousands of pounds from her ‘London’ escort agency so that she could evade paying tax and claim state benefits, has been jailed for three years. It can now be reported that this was a retrial.

Tobacco smuggler brought to book

Tobacco smuggler brought to book

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 12:13 BST

A lorry driver who smuggled more than a tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK, hidden within a legitimate load of school books, has been jailed for 21 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Extradited cigarette smuggler jailed

Extradited cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2017 14:45 BST

A lorry driver, who fled the UK after he was caught smuggling 1.8 million cigarettes into Dover, is now behind bars for two years after an investigation and extradition led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Money launderer stripped of £1.3m worldwide property portfolio

Money launderer stripped of £1.3m worldwide property portfolio

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 11:30 BST

The ringleader of a gang, who laundered more than £107m of underworld cash through their London bureaux de change, has been stripped of property in the UK, France, Sri Lanka and India to repay his criminal income.