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It’s a wrap for film tax fraudsters ordered to pay back £2m

It’s a wrap for film tax fraudsters ordered to pay back £2m

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2017 18:17 BST

An accountant, two film producers and an independent financial advisor, who were jailed with three others for more than 36 years for committing a £2.2 million tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back more than £2 million of their criminal profits or face a further ten years in jail.

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.

Crooked accountant hijacked NHS identities in tax fraud

Crooked accountant hijacked NHS identities in tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2016 16:54 GMT

An accountant from Bolton, who hijacked the identities of NHS doctors and nurses in a £40,000 tax fraud, has been jailed.

Staffordshire company director jailed for VAT fraud

Staffordshire company director jailed for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 11:50 GMT

A Staffordshire company director, who pretended to trade in designer jewellery, IT services and sports equipment to steal more than £204,000 VAT, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) exposed his fraud.

Bury car dealer sentenced for VAT fraud

Bury car dealer sentenced for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 17:14 BST

A car dealer from Bury has been sentenced for not declaring his true income or registering his business for VAT.

From cellar to cell for wine trader conman

From cellar to cell for wine trader conman

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2016 18:01 BST

A Wanstead businessman, who claimed to trade in fine wines and diamonds but instead conned investors to fund a lavish lifestyle, buying luxury cars and hundreds of pairs of expensive trainers, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for a £350,000 fraud.

Blushing bookkeeper jailed

Blushing bookkeeper jailed

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 16:48 BST

A Plymouth bridal shop owner and part-time bookkeeper, who admitted stealing more than £250,000 in tax, has been jailed for 32 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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).

Sums don’t add up for Manchester accountant

Sums don’t add up for Manchester accountant

Press Releases   •   Sep 02, 2016 18:30 BST

An accountant from Levenshulme, who created fake tax returns and expense accounts to steal more than £285,000 has been jailed today after he was caught by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Bus operator jailed as £1m scam hits the skids

Bus operator jailed as £1m scam hits the skids

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2016 17:37 BST

A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been sentenced for a £1 million tax fraud.

Twelve arrested in tax fraud and money laundering raids

Twelve arrested in tax fraud and money laundering raids

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2016 09:22 BST

Ten men and two women have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected multi-million pound tax and money laundering fraud.

Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time

Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2016 15:24 BST

A Lancashire man caught smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, has been ordered to pay back £240,000, of which £90,000 must be paid within three months, or he will face a further 18 months in jail.

IT consultant jailed for tax fraud

IT consultant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2016 16:19 BST

An IT consultant who lied about his earnings to avoid paying tax of more than £170,000 has been jailed.

Charity Con Criminals Jailed

Charity Con Criminals Jailed

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2016 17:31 BST

Two men who faked charity donations so they could fraudulently claim more than £5 million in Gift Aid repayments have been jailed for a total of 19 years between them after their scam was uncovered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Payments from beyond the grave exposed by tax crime

Payments from beyond the grave exposed by tax crime

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2016 14:37 BST

Harrow accountant Abu Talib Ghadiri, 34, has been found guilty for his involvement in a £400,000 Gift Aid and VAT fraud after an intensive investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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.

Horse sense evades jailed tax fraudster

Horse sense evades jailed tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2016 19:26 GMT

A Widnes man who pretended to trade in equine medicine and claimed to have a £25 million bank balance, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) exposed his £2 million VAT fraud.

No fuel left in the tank as fraudsters jailed

No fuel left in the tank as fraudsters jailed

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2016 17:13 GMT

A West Midlands gang, who evaded more than £900,000 in duty and taxes by running a huckster site, an illegal filling station, has been sentenced.

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.

Eight arrested in fuel fraud raids

Eight arrested in fuel fraud raids

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2016 12:22 GMT

Eight men have been arrested and 55,000 litres of fuel seized, as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected fuel smuggling fraud worth an estimated £3 million in evaded tax.