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Labourer constructed £500k cigarette fraud

Labourer constructed £500k cigarette fraud

Press Releases   •   May 01, 2018 12:16 BST

A labourer who had nearly two million illicit cigarettes stashed in a storage unit, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC triggers £1.2m payback from gun fan

HMRC triggers £1.2m payback from gun fan

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:59 GMT

A millionaire businessman, serving four years in prison after failing to pay £1.3m in tax, has been ordered to payback £1,232,189.23 or serve a further eight years in prison and still owe the money.

Six jailed for total of 45 years as HMRC smashes £100m fraud

Six jailed for total of 45 years as HMRC smashes £100m fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 16:31 GMT

Six members of a crime group have been jailed for a £107.9 million fraud in one of the UK’s biggest tax crimes.

Six arrested in £17m money laundering raids

Six arrested in £17m money laundering raids

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2017 11:39 GMT

Five men and one woman have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £17 million money laundering operation.

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.

Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud

Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2017 15:54 BST

A former Ascot-based property developer, who hijacked details of an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands and forged documents to commit fraud and evade VAT, has been jailed for three years and seven months. He was also trading while disqualified as a company director.

Table top tobacco crime gang sentenced

Table top tobacco crime gang sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2017 09:03 GMT

Six members of an organised crime network, which smuggled almost three million illicit cigarettes into the UK hidden in hollowed-out table tops, have been sentenced for their role in evading more than £657,000 in taxes. Four of the men were jailed for a total of ten years and two 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.

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.

Arrests over suspected £15m tax fraud

Arrests over suspected £15m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2016 17:22 BST

Six people have been arrested in connection with a suspected £15 million tax fraud involving restaurants and wholesalers believed to be laundering money using offshore accounts and companies.

HMRC appeal for information on wanted man

HMRC appeal for information on wanted man

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2016 10:46 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with a £2m money laundering crime after the conviction of a London businessman.

The businessman and the bogus books

The businessman and the bogus books

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2016 16:39 BST

A London businessman, who cooked the books of his television production company to rob the UK taxpayer of more than £410,000 in a VAT fraud, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

London bookkeeper jailed for VAT fraud

London bookkeeper jailed for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2016 11:00 BST

A London bookkeeper who pretended to be a qualified accountant has been jailed after a failed attempt to steal £119,898 through fraudulent VAT repayments.

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.

Crime duo sentenced for laundering dirty cash

Crime duo sentenced for laundering dirty cash

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2016 11:38 BST

Two men have been sentenced for laundering the profits of crime after they were caught with cash totalling £166,000, in an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Brothers jailed for tax crime

Brothers jailed for tax crime

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 14:56 BST

An accountant from Harrow has been jailed for his involvement in a £400,000 Gift Aid and VAT fraud after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Designer jeans director jailed for £1m VAT fraud

Designer jeans director jailed for £1m VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2016 17:43 BST

A company director who claimed to trade in designer jeans from the USA has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of attempting to steal £1 million in tax.

Whitchurch VAT fraudster jailed

Whitchurch VAT fraudster jailed

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2016 16:19 GMT

A Shropshire director, who hijacked other companies VAT numbers in an attempt to steal over £125,000 has been jailed for two 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.

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.