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Smuggled cigarette suppliers sentenced

Smuggled cigarette suppliers sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2017 16:22 BST

Three men, who were caught supplying or receiving almost half a million smuggled cigarettes in Surrey, have been sentenced for evading more than £115,000 in excise duty.

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.

Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term

Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 15:52 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 600,000 illicit cigarettes into Dover, among pallets of floor panels, has been jailed for 16 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Solicitor jailed for £60k tax fraud

Solicitor jailed for £60k tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2017 12:15 GMT

A criminal defence solicitor, who lied about his income to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to steal more than £60,000 in a tax fraud, has been jailed for 18 months.

‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails

‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails

Press Releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 16:48 GMT

A Wiltshire woman, who falsely claimed to be a furniture restorer to commit a £166,000 VAT fraud, has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Jail for runaway fraudster whose tax scam was grounded

Jail for runaway fraudster whose tax scam was grounded

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2017 15:58 GMT

The owner of a London video conferencing company, who fled the country after faking documents and making up figures on his tax returns to steal £500,000, has been jailed for 45 months.

Payback time for jailed Luton bus operator

Payback time for jailed Luton bus operator

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2016 11:14 GMT

A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been ordered to pay back more than £156,000 he stole through a tax fraud or face a further five years in prison.

Pallets of pasta cigarette smuggler jailed

Pallets of pasta cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 11:01 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million cigarettes into the UK hidden among a consignment of dry pasta has been jailed for three years, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Cigarette smuggling attempt crumbles at border

Cigarette smuggling attempt crumbles at border

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 17:04 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK hidden behind boxes of rotten apples has been jailed for 21 months, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Multi-million pound tobacco racket smashed

Multi-million pound tobacco racket smashed

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2016 13:16 BST

A couple who masterminded a nationwide counterfeit tobacco production racket capable of robbing the taxpayer of £1 million a week, have been sentenced.

Tax-cheating councillor cooked the books

Tax-cheating councillor cooked the books

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2016 12:51 BST

A parish councillor and his brother, who lied about the takings at their Lincolnshire restaurant to steal almost £64,000 in tax, have been jailed.

Cash stash man jailed

Cash stash man jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2016 16:31 BST

A County Armagh man who kept criminal cash stuffed in cupboards, a sports bag and even on his mantelpiece has been jailed.

Berkshire motor business VAT fraudsters sentenced

Berkshire motor business VAT fraudsters sentenced

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2016 13:12 BST

The former owners of a Maidenhead motor dealership who illegally claimed an £86,000 VAT repayment have been sentenced.

'Cash in a bag' money launderer jailed

'Cash in a bag' money launderer jailed

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2016 13:27 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling more than £205,000 in cash out of the UK in a plastic bin bag has been jailed for three years, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

‘Cat food’ tobacco smuggler jailed

‘Cat food’ tobacco smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2016 09:41 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling one-and-a-half tonnes of tobacco into the UK, evading £297,000 in excise duty, has been jailed after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Entrepreneur jailed for tax fraud

Entrepreneur jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 14, 2016 15:16 BST

A man from London, who built up a successful business empire in the capital, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed that he had stolen £500,000 in VAT.

Construction of lies lands businessmen in jail

Construction of lies lands businessmen in jail

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 17:41 BST

Two businessmen, who set up construction companies solely to fraudulently claim over £500,000 tax back on supplies for new build houses that were never built, have been sentenced today.

Cheating chartered accountant jailed for tax fraud

Cheating chartered accountant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 11:33 BST

A chartered accountant from Essex who stole £107,000 of tax and tried to hide the money in his children’s bank accounts has been jailed.

Lancashire tobacco network jailed for £16m tax fraud

Lancashire tobacco network jailed for £16m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2016 14:04 BST

Four Lancashire men, who attempted to steal over £16 million in tax by selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco, were jailed yesterday at Preston Crown Court.

Manchester couple sentenced after crime cash seized

Manchester couple sentenced after crime cash seized

Press Releases   •   May 06, 2016 11:55 BST

A Middleton couple have been sentenced for money laundering after over £336,000 of criminal cash was seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from their home.