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Bank executive arrested for suspected tax fraud

Press Release   •   Jul 03, 2013 11:11 BST

A senior London bank executive has been arrested on 3 July 2013 on suspicion of tax fraud. 

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigators carried out the arrest of a 63-year-old man at a residential address in London this morning. The suspected fraud concerns a personal tax return, and is not related to the person’s employer.

Alan Lee, Deputy Director, Criminal Investigation for HMRC, said:

“Tax fraud is a serious crime and HMRC will not hesitate to take action and investigate where we find evidence of someone not playing by the rules.

“Further information cannot be provided at this stage as our investigation is ongoing.”

Notes for Editors

1.  HMRC encourages anyone with information on suspected smuggling and fraud to contact the Customs Hotline on 0800 59 5000.

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Issued by HM Revenue & Customs Press Office

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is the UK’s tax authority.

HMRC is responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.