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Lavish lifestyle over for Essex fraudster

Lavish lifestyle over for Essex fraudster

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2016 15:54 BST

An Essex businessman who funded a lavish lifestyle of expensive houses, luxury cars and a Marbella holiday home through a £4.75 million VAT fraud has been jailed for six years.

Spark goes out on electrical fraudster's VAT scam

Spark goes out on electrical fraudster's VAT scam

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2016 10:20 BST

The director of a Scunthorpe electrical contracting company, who faked invoices to help steal more than £147,000 in tax, has been jailed.

Waste company boss jailed for £1.1m tax fraud

Waste company boss jailed for £1.1m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2016 13:34 GMT

The manager of a Cambridgeshire recycling company who fraudulently claimed more than £1.1 million in VAT repayments has been jailed for four years.

Security company boss who absconded from court finally under lock and key

Security company boss who absconded from court finally under lock and key

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2016 14:11 GMT

The owner of a Nottinghamshire security firm, who ran away from court minutes before he was due to be sentenced for pocketing £300,000 in VAT he charged customers instead of handing it over to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been given a 28-month prison term.

Accountant jailed for tax fraud

Accountant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2016 13:01 GMT

An accountant from London, who set up bogus businesses and used former clients’ details to try to steal more than £86,000 in tax repayments, has been jailed for 20 months.

Construction company boss jailed for dodging tax

Construction company boss jailed for dodging tax

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 14:32 GMT

A construction company owner who stole £300,000 in Income Tax and VAT has been jailed for two years, after a joint investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Insolvency Service.

Legal representative jailed for tax fraud

Legal representative jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2016 09:30 GMT

A former legal representative has been jailed for two years and eight months for hiding his earnings from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and failing to pay around a quarter of a million pounds in tax and National Insurance Contributions.

Cheating accountant gets five years jail for tax fraud

Cheating accountant gets five years jail for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2016 17:21 GMT

A tax adviser and accountant to the media industry has been jailed for five years for evading more than £6 million in tax.

Accountant and Financial Advisor jailed for major film tax fraud

Accountant and Financial Advisor jailed for major film tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2015 16:44 GMT

An accountant and an independent financial advisor have been jailed for 8 and 6 years, respectively, for attempting to steal £2.2 million in a tax fraud linked to the film industry, following a ground breaking investigation by HMRC.

Two jailed in tobacco trading fraud

Two jailed in tobacco trading fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2015 14:38 GMT

Two men, who were caught red-handed trading in smuggled, counterfeit tobacco have been jailed, after they were investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

London conveyancer jailed for stamp duty fraud

London conveyancer jailed for stamp duty fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2015 16:36 GMT

A conveyancer from Harrow, who swindled his clients and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) out of almost £352,500 in stamp duty land tax, was jailed for three years and four months on Friday (13 November).

Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud

Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 13:05 BST

The co-owner of a Hampshire chain of children’s nurseries who stole £950,000 from his employees - through money deducted from their salaries as tax and National Insurance - has been jailed for five and a half years.

Cruise ship renovator sunk by £1.7m VAT fraud

Cruise ship renovator sunk by £1.7m VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2015 15:11 BST

A Southampton businessman who stole more than £1.7 million of taxpayers’ money to prop up his failing businesses and maintain a lavish lifestyle has been jailed for five and a half years following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Southampton mum jailed for benefit fraud

Southampton mum jailed for benefit fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2015 19:12 BST

A woman from Southampton who stole £109,000 in benefits and Tax Credits by fraudulently claiming she was single has been jailed for nine months.

Four jailed for £4m VAT fraud

Four jailed for £4m VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2015 14:16 GMT

Four men from London have been jailed for a total of 20 years after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) discovered they had stolen £4 million in VAT and laundered it through a number of bank accounts – including that of a deceased colleague.

VAT fraud gang jailed

VAT fraud gang jailed

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2015 16:32 GMT

The final member of a four-strong gang who attempted to steal £161,000 in a VAT fraud has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Swansea man jailed for excise fraud

Swansea man jailed for excise fraud

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2015 13:44 GMT

A Swansea man who was caught transporting a van full of counterfeit cigarettes has been jailed for 10 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Transport boss jailed for cigarette smuggling

Transport boss jailed for cigarette smuggling

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 12:28 GMT

The owner of a transport company who attempted to smuggle nearly three million cigarettes into the UK to avoid paying £665,000 in duty has been jailed.

Diplomats jailed for £4.8m tobacco fraud

Diplomats jailed for £4.8m tobacco fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2014 15:58 GMT

Seven people, including four diplomats at the Gambian Embassy, have been jailed for a total of 33 years for illegally selling tobacco on the illicit market.

Five jailed in £4.3 million diesel and VAT fraud

Five jailed in £4.3 million diesel and VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2014 11:17 BST

A gang which included a town councillor and a pensioner was jailed for a total of 19 years for evading an estimated £4.3 million in duty and tax through a sophisticated fuel and VAT fraud, following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).