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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.

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:51 BST

A convicted fraudster from Lancashire, who was part of a VAT repayment fraud involving fake construction companies, must repay more than £2.2 million.

Restaurateur sentenced for cooking the books in £87,000 VAT fraud

Restaurateur sentenced for cooking the books in £87,000 VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2017 13:52 GMT

An Edinburgh businessman, who owned two Indian restaurants in the city, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after his VAT evasion was uncovered by an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Somerset dairy farmers who milked £1.9m from VAT system jailed

Somerset dairy farmers who milked £1.9m from VAT system jailed

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2017 14:44 GMT

A father and daughter who ran a Somerset dairy farm, have been jailed for a total of nine and a half years for illegally claiming £1.9 million by making fraudulent VAT returns.

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).

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.

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).

Construction of lies lands businessmen in jail

Construction of lies lands businessmen in jail

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 17:41 BST

Two businessmen, who set up construction companies solely to fraudulently claim over £500,000 tax back on supplies for new build houses that were never built, have been sentenced today.

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.

Game over for football fan fraudster

Game over for football fan fraudster

Press Releases   •   Jan 27, 2016 15:26 GMT

A Liverpool man who evaded over £91,700 of VAT and then fled to Benidorm to hide from the taxman, has been jailed after returning to the UK to attend an Everton home game.

Final gang member jailed for Martial Arts tax fraud

Final gang member jailed for Martial Arts tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 22, 2015 10:47 GMT

A pensioner, who is the final member of a seven-strong gang that tried to steal more than £1 million in tax, has been jailed for three years and four months.

Jail for cosmetics tax fraudster

Jail for cosmetics tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2015 17:02 GMT

A woman who stole £750,000 in VAT by alleging to trade in beauty products has today been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed she had tampered with paperwork so she could increase her repayment claims.

Pie in the sky meat trader jailed for tax fraud

Pie in the sky meat trader jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2015 15:26 BST

A Bridgend meat wholesaler, who faked invoices and falsified business records to steal £428,000 in VAT repayments, has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Landmark ruling protects £260m in VAT fraud case

Landmark ruling protects £260m in VAT fraud case

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2015 12:30 BST

A landmark VAT fraud case has been won by HM Revenue and Customs, protecting as much as £260m of taxpayers’ money.

Inheritance lie hid fake firm VAT fraud

Inheritance lie hid fake firm VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2014 10:39 GMT

A West Yorkshire man who lied about an inheritance to hide a £173,000 VAT fraud has been jailed for 10 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Phone fraudsters ordered to pay back £35m

Phone fraudsters ordered to pay back £35m

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2014 13:23 BST

Four men have been ordered to repay £35 million or face more time in prison after being jailed for a total of 50 years for their part in an attempted £176 million VAT fraud.

Cardiff printer must pay £135k for VAT fraud

Cardiff printer must pay £135k for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2014 14:11 GMT

A Cardiff VAT fraudster has been told to pay HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) almost £135,000, or serve 32 weeks in jail.

Multi-million pound carbon credit VAT fraudster to pay back £13 million

Multi-million pound carbon credit VAT fraudster to pay back £13 million

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2013 13:12 BST

A leader of an organised criminal gang who was jailed for 15 years for his part in a £38 million VAT fraud has been ordered to pay back nearly £13 million to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) or face 10 further years in prison.