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Fourteen arrested in suspected £40m money laundering plot

Oct 08, 2014 09:54 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fourteen people were arrested in dawn raids yesterday by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of a multi-million pound alcohol fraud.

Sep 13, 2014 17:56 BST Twinkle Clean Twinkle Clean, South London’s fastest growing cleaning company, added Irene Holmes from Acton in West London as their 1000th customer. An incredible milestone for a business that was only started less than two years ago from Robert Garritano’s spare room.

Three arrested on suspicion of tobacco smuggling

Sep 02, 2014 11:46 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Three men have been arrested, and illicit cigarettes and tobacco seized, after a raid by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected tobacco smuggling plot worth an estimated £2.4 million.

VAT pharmacy fraudsters jailed

Jul 31, 2014 11:12 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two pharmacists, who lied about exporting life-saving cancer and HIV medicines to Nigeria, have been jailed for a total of six and a half years for fraudulently claiming £300,000 in VAT repayments.

Phone fraudsters ordered to pay back £35m

Jun 10, 2014 13:23 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 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.

Money bureau boss jailed for laundering over £100m

May 27, 2014 09:50 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A bureaux de change owner and two of his employees were jailed on Friday (23 May 2014) for laundering over £100 million of criminal cash through his business.

Tax credits claimants told to renew early

Apr 29, 2014 10:56 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) The 609,400 people who receive tax credits in London are being reminded by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to renew early before the 31 July deadline to avoid a last minute rush.

London money launderer jailed

Feb 28, 2014 16:22 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A man found guilty of laundering the proceeds from a £5.3 million alcohol smuggling plot has been jailed today for five and a half years.

Payback time for designer boutique VAT fraudsters

Feb 14, 2014 08:51 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A married couple convicted of a £280,000 VAT fraud involving Chanel designer goods have been ordered to repay nearly £55,000 or serve 15 months in jail.

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