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HMRC calls poker winner’s fraud

HMRC calls poker winner’s fraud

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2018 11:17 BST

An international crime gang member must repay £70,000 years after his crime, after winning a poker tournament.

Crooked cash courier caught with £100k

Crooked cash courier caught with £100k

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2018 12:32 BST

A criminal cash courier from Coventry has been handed a suspended prison sentence after he was caught in a car with more than £100,000 in used bank notes.

Money launderer ordered to pay back £98k

Money launderer ordered to pay back £98k

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2018 12:31 BST

A Staffordshire man, who was jailed for money laundering last year, must pay back more than £98,000 within three months or face another 12 months in jail.

Money launderers caught with a stash of cash are jailed

Money launderers caught with a stash of cash are jailed

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2018 17:21 BST

Two lorry drivers who were caught attempting to leave the UK with £143,000 cash hidden in their trailer have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Little silver book brought down £16m tobacco tax fraudsters

Little silver book brought down £16m tobacco tax fraudsters

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2018 13:30 BST

A silver notebook helped HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) smash a North West illegal cigarette network that evaded more than £16 million in tax. Nine members of the criminal network have now been jailed for a total of nearly 22 years after the last one, John Swanick, was today sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars.

Lorry driver jailed for attempting to smuggle £1.5m cash out of the country

Lorry driver jailed for attempting to smuggle £1.5m cash out of the country

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2018 16:35 BST

A lorry driver who was caught at the Port of Dover with £1.5 million cash hidden in his trailer, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

IT recyclers jailed for VAT fraud and money laundering

IT recyclers jailed for VAT fraud and money laundering

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2018 11:48 BST

Two businessmen have been jailed for stealing almost £145,000 VAT and laundering money for a gang jailed for more than 54 years.

Mechanic jailed for £5.3 million money laundering scam

Mechanic jailed for £5.3 million money laundering scam

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2018 11:36 BST

An East London car mechanic, who set up two firms ‘selling’ alcohol as a front for a £5.3 million money laundering scam, has been jailed for six years.

Church leader jailed for charity tax fraud

Church leader jailed for charity tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 29, 2018 13:24 BST

A church leader from Luton, who lied about charity donations to fraudulently claim £150,000 Gift Aid repayments, has been jailed for four years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

 Payback time for Buckinghamshire money launderer

Payback time for Buckinghamshire money launderer

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 16:11 GMT

A Buckinghamshire man, who laundered money from the development of an online banking service used by criminals, must pay back £1,018,085 within three months, or spend another seven years in prison and still owe the money.

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.

Cigarette smugglers’ scam in ashes

Cigarette smugglers’ scam in ashes

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2018 12:52 GMT

Three Londoners caught with a million illicit cigarettes, worth £310,000 in lost duty to the UK public purse, have been sentenced.

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 11:35 GMT

Six members of a gang, including a former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee and two unqualified accountants, who stole more than £2.4m in VAT payments have been jailed for more than 24 years.

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 18:14 GMT

A Liverpool couple who ran a pub and garage in the city have been jailed for a total of seven years for a £470,000 tax and benefit fraud.

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.

The ‘spy’ who stole £1.6m tax

The ‘spy’ who stole £1.6m tax

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2017 09:27 GMT

A company director, who stole more than £1.6 million in tax while pretending to be a spy to hide his life of crime, has been jailed.

Arrests linked to smuggled cigs and fake vodka factory

Arrests linked to smuggled cigs and fake vodka factory

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 17:04 BST

Five men have been arrested in Liverpool during raids linked to a suspected £100,000 tax fraud involving smuggled cigarettes, an illegal vodka factory and tax credits fraud.

Ten arrested in suspected £35m money laundering and tax fraud raids

Ten arrested in suspected £35m money laundering and tax fraud raids

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 15:41 BST

Seven men and three women have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £35 million pound tax fraud and money laundering.

Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2017 13:17 BST

The mastermind of a six-strong gang that laundered £240,000 by setting up a fake catering business, has been jailed for three and a half years.

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.