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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.

Proof in the pudding convicts cigarette smugglers

Proof in the pudding convicts cigarette smugglers

Press Releases   •   Jan 25, 2016 15:51 GMT

Three men from the West Midlands have been jailed for evading an estimated £2.4 million in duty and taxes, by attempting to smuggle more than ten million illicit cigarettes, many described as “desserts”, into the UK.

Six arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation

Six arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2015 14:13 BST

Six people, one a financial adviser, have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £4 million Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax evasion and money laundering fraud.

Six arrested in suspected £22m tobacco fraud investigation

Six arrested in suspected £22m tobacco fraud investigation

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2015 13:46 BST

Six men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £22 million tobacco smuggling, tax evasion and money laundering fraud.

Six arrested in suspected £200k tax fraud

Six arrested in suspected £200k tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2015 11:39 BST

Five people from the West Midlands and one from Dorset have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in an estimated £200,000 Self Assessment fraud.

Van driver jailed for tobacco fraud

Van driver jailed for tobacco fraud

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2015 13:52 BST

A van driver was jailed yesterday after 1.37 million smuggled cigarettes found in his van were seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Manchester.

Cigarettes seized in Manchester

Cigarettes seized in Manchester

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2014 15:21 GMT

A man has been arrested after 1.37 million suspected smuggled cigarettes were seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Manchester yesterday.

Cigarette smuggling gang jailed

Cigarette smuggling gang jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2014 13:51 GMT

Two men who tried to hide their criminal cash by stashing it inside their wardrobes have been jailed along with one other member of their cigarette smuggling gang, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). A fourth gang member will be sentenced next month.

Crackdown on VAT tax dodgers in Nottingham

Crackdown on VAT tax dodgers in Nottingham

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2014 12:33 BST

A taskforce tackling fraudulent VAT repayments in the Nottingham area was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster

Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2014 16:57 BST

Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster A Staffordshire man jailed for stealing over £372,000 by making fraudulent VAT repayment claims has been ordered to pay money back or face an extra two years in jail. The confiscation order comes after a financial investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Construction industry gang jailed for £8 million fraud

Construction industry gang jailed for £8 million fraud

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2014 14:33 BST

A 20-strong gang from the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Manchester has been jailed for almost 90 years for stealing more than £8 million in a sophisticated tax fraud.

Bodging builder jailed for £96k VAT fraud

Bodging builder jailed for £96k VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2014 10:32 BST

A West Midlands builder who set up multiple fake companies to commit a £96,000 VAT fraud, and left some of his customers with unfinished work, has been sentenced to 16 months in jail.

Nine arrested in suspected £11m tobacco fraud

Nine arrested in suspected £11m tobacco fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2014 14:47 BST

Nine people have been arrested and two illegal tobacco processing plants discovered after an investigation into suspected tobacco duty evasion of £11 million and associated money laundering offences.

Five arrests in £120m tobacco smuggling investigation

Five arrests in £120m tobacco smuggling investigation

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2014 15:58 GMT

Five men have been arrested in a series of early morning raids in the West Midlands as part of an investigation into a suspected £120 million tobacco smuggling 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.

Five arrested on suspicion of £450k gift aid fraud

Five arrested on suspicion of £450k gift aid fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2013 10:45 GMT

Five people from the Midlands have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in gift aid fraud estimated at £450,000.

Road haulage taskforce tackles West Midlands criminals

Road haulage taskforce tackles West Midlands criminals

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2013 12:42 BST

Enforcement agencies in the West Midlands combined forces yesterday (11 July 2013) to target drivers in the haulage industry on the M6 and M42 suspected of tax evasion and other criminal activity.

Three men sentenced for £4.7m alcohol fraud

Three men sentenced for £4.7m alcohol fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2013 16:30 BST

Three men who tried to steal over £4.7 million in an alcohol tax fraud have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).