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

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.


Tobacco, drugs and knives smuggler jailed

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 16:33 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling around 900 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, a small quantity of cocaine and amphetamine, CS Gas and eight dangerous knives into the UK has been jailed for three years, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


Cancer lie tax cheat jailed

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2017 15:51 BST

A phoney North Yorkshire horse trader who attempted to avoid an investigation into a £280,000 tax fraud by lying about having cancer has been jailed.

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Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 15:52 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 600,000 illicit cigarettes into Dover, among pallets of floor panels, has been jailed for 16 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


Croissant gang’s flaky plan stubbed out

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 13:44 BST

A gang, who claimed six million smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated £1.3m in lost duty and taxes were frozen croissants, have been jailed for more than 12 years.


Wirral accountant sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2017 16:26 BST

An accountant from the Wirral, who didn’t pay tax for five years, has been sentenced.


Wanted smuggler arrested at Nottinghamshire pub

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2017 11:51 BST

A lorry driver, jailed in his absence for a £1.3m illicit tobacco plot, is finally behind bars after he was arrested at a Nottinghamshire pub following a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) appeal.


Paper trail leads bluffing businessman to jail

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2017 12:29 BST

A millionaire businessman, who failed to pay any tax on his earnings because he wasn’t a “paperwork person”, has been sentenced to four years for evading more than £1.3m in tax after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


Arrest in suspected £3.8m offshore tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2017 15:19 BST

A woman has been arrested in Cheshire as part of a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) joint investigation with the Dutch authorities into a suspected £3.8m million tax fraud involving offshore bank accounts.

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