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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.

Organised crime gang sentenced in £2.6 million fuel scam

Organised crime gang sentenced in £2.6 million fuel scam

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2017 17:47 GMT

Nine people, including the owner of a Belfast based fuel supply company, have been sentenced for their part in the laundering, concealing and distribution of an estimated 4.5 million litres of red diesel after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Five sentenced in four million cigarette smuggling plot

Five sentenced in four million cigarette smuggling plot

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2016 11:39 GMT

A crime gang, who attempted to smuggle almost four million illegal cigarettes into the UK, worth an estimated £950,000 in lost duty and taxes, has been sentenced.

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.

Mechanic hid his business from taxman

Mechanic hid his business from taxman

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2016 10:41 GMT

A Manchester garage boss has been jailed for tax fraud after he hid his business activities from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and stole £118,000 from UK taxpayers.

Edinburgh VAT fraudster sentenced

Edinburgh VAT fraudster sentenced

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 12:32 GMT

An Edinburgh builder, who stole almost £120,000 of VAT that he had charged his customers, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tax fraudster stripped of River Thames land

Tax fraudster stripped of River Thames land

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 11:53 BST

A Dubai-based British businessman, who financed a major cigarette smuggling gang, has been stripped of prime Thames-side land to pay back £4.5 million.

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.

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.

Smuggled cigarettes land Ripley man in jail

Smuggled cigarettes land Ripley man in jail

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2016 15:59 BST

A Derbyshire man, who was caught red-handed unloading more than eight million cigarettes from a shipping container that was supposed to be carrying tables and chairs, has been jailed for four years.

Crooked courier gets sentence delivered

Crooked courier gets sentence delivered

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 16:31 BST

A 41-year-old Belfast delivery driver, who admitted falsifying his income records in a £140,000 fraud, has been jailed for eight months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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.

Cold case cigarette smuggler jailed

Cold case cigarette smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 17:06 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 400,000 cigarettes into the UK hidden in boxes of ice cream, has been jailed for 14 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

London ice-cream magnate jailed for £1.6m VAT fraud

London ice-cream magnate jailed for £1.6m VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 15:59 BST

A Harrow ice-cream franchisee, whose plan to steal £1.6 million in VAT went into meltdown, has been jailed for eight years after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Film tax scheme fraudsters jailed for more than 36 years

Film tax scheme fraudsters jailed for more than 36 years

Press Releases   •   Jul 01, 2016 14:19 BST

A group of film producers, accountants, financial advisers and investment bankers who attempted to cheat the tax system out of £2.2 million have been jailed for more than 36 years after a complex investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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.

Fake company tax fraud gang jailed

Fake company tax fraud gang jailed

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2016 16:38 BST

Twenty three members of a gang based in the West Midlands, Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire, who stole £2.6 million in a VAT fraud have been jailed for more than 54 years.

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).