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£14.7m tobacco smuggling gang jailed for 28 years

£14.7m tobacco smuggling gang jailed for 28 years

News   •   Feb 13, 2020 16:26 GMT

A tobacco smuggling gang who evaded more than £14.7m in duty have been jailed for a total of more than 28 years.

Airport car park crook must repay £300,000

Airport car park crook must repay £300,000

News   •   Sep 16, 2019 14:00 BST

A jailed airport car park boss must repay almost £300,000 in stolen tax or face another three years behind bars.

Devon market trader jailed for stealing £900k to fund gambling addiction

Devon market trader jailed for stealing £900k to fund gambling addiction

News   •   Aug 27, 2019 16:08 BST

A market trader from Devon has been jailed for stealing more than £900k in VAT repayments to fund a gambling addiction.

Spain too hot for fridge gang fugitive

Spain too hot for fridge gang fugitive

News   •   Aug 22, 2019 16:49 BST

A key player in two multimillion pound tobacco frauds is finally behind bars after being tracked to a villa in northern Spain, six years after he went on the run.

Woman jailed for four years for £440,000 online tobacco scam

Woman jailed for four years for £440,000 online tobacco scam

News   •   Jul 15, 2019 13:10 BST

A woman from Bolton has been jailed – and her husband and mother given suspended prison sentences – for selling illegal cigarettes.

Jailed tobacco fraudster ordered to repay £494k

Jailed tobacco fraudster ordered to repay £494k

News   •   Jul 05, 2019 14:18 BST

A jailed shopkeeper, who imported, stored and sold thousands of illegal cigarettes, has been ordered to repay more than £490,000 he made from his crimes, or spend more time in jail.

HMRC plays winning hand over tax fraudster poker champ

HMRC plays winning hand over tax fraudster poker champ

News   •   Apr 03, 2019 11:24 BST

A poker champion has been stripped of tournament prize-money for a second time to repay money he stole in a tax fraud.

Barking VAT fraudster to repay stolen tax

Barking VAT fraudster to repay stolen tax

News   •   May 15, 2017 16:37 BST

A convicted tax fraudster from Barking has been told he must repay £68,712 or serve a further 8 months in prison and still owe the money.

Teddington landlord sentenced for tax fraud

Teddington landlord sentenced for tax fraud

News   •   Mar 10, 2017 16:25 GMT

A Teddington businessman, who ran multiple property companies but failed to declare his income or that he was a company director to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been sentenced for evading £281,000 in taxes.

Corrupt director jailed for tax fraud

Corrupt director jailed for tax fraud

News   •   Oct 31, 2016 15:39 GMT

A Shropshire businessman, who ran 13 companies and used 100 bank accounts but declared no income to HM Revenue and Customs, has been jailed for stealing £251,000 in taxes.

Contract for checking tax credits entitlement not to be extended

News   •   Sep 13, 2016 19:01 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has confirmed today that it has decided not to extend its existing contract with Concentrix, a company it employs to check tax credits entitlement.

Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

Cigarette smugglers must repay stolen tax

News   •   Aug 18, 2015 14:15 BST

The ringleader of a gang that used an airline’s staff discount travel programme to smuggle cigarettes through UK airports has been handed a confiscation order for £348,705.

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed

News   •   Jul 21, 2015 16:57 BST

A criminal gang from London, who used their freight company as a cover to smuggle more than 14 million cigarettes inside boxes of fruit and vegetables, have been jailed for a total of more than 15 years.

HMRC target wealthy tax cheats in Northern Ireland

HMRC target wealthy tax cheats in Northern Ireland

News   •   Jun 30, 2015 16:39 BST

A taskforce tackling wealthy tax cheats who are living beyond their means in Northern Ireland was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire

Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire

News   •   Mar 11, 2015 16:41 GMT

A diesel laundering plant and illegal filling station, capable of evading £14.5 million in duty a year, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Darwen area of Lancashire.

Beautician sentenced for tax fraud

Beautician sentenced for tax fraud

News   •   Dec 09, 2014 15:31 GMT

A Nottinghamshire beautician who cheated the taxpayer out of more than £30,000 by lying about her income and personal circumstances has been sentenced today.

Payback time for Fermanagh farmer

Payback time for Fermanagh farmer

News   •   Nov 07, 2014 13:52 GMT

A Fermanagh farmer, who was jailed for stealing nearly £500,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to repay £60,000 or serve a further two years in prison.

Major toxic waste dump uncovered at Armagh fuel laundering plant

Major toxic waste dump uncovered at Armagh fuel laundering plant

News   •   Nov 04, 2014 17:31 GMT

The largest ever toxic waste dump linked to diesel laundering in the UK has been uncovered at a farm in Co Armagh this morning by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tyrone farmer jailed for VAT fraud

Tyrone farmer jailed for VAT fraud

News   •   Sep 11, 2014 12:02 BST

A Co Tyrone farmer who tried to steal over £1.3 million in a VAT fraud has been jailed for 16 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).