The fraudster, the liar and the £60k booze scam
A fraudster, who evaded nearly £60,000 in duty on smuggled alcohol, has been jailed, with his dishonest associate also sentenced after lying to investigators.
Payback time for Buckinghamshire money launderer
A Buckinghamshire man, who laundered money from the development of an online banking service used by criminals, must pay back £1,018,085 within three months, or spend another seven years in prison and still owe the money.
Five sentenced in four million cigarette smuggling plot
A crime gang, who attempted to smuggle almost four million illegal cigarettes into the UK, worth an estimated £950,000 in lost duty and taxes, has been sentenced.
HMRC appeal for information on wanted man
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with a £2m money laundering crime after the conviction of a London businessman.
Berkshire motor business VAT fraudsters sentenced
The former owners of a Maidenhead motor dealership who illegally claimed an £86,000 VAT repayment have been sentenced.
Five men sentenced in £600k tobacco tax fraud
Five men who were part of illegal tobacco smuggling rings in the Midlands and Buckinghamshire have been sentenced in a £600,000 tax fraud.
Legal representative jailed for tax fraud
A former legal representative has been jailed for two years and eight months for hiding his earnings from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and failing to pay around a quarter of a million pounds in tax and National Insurance Contributions.
Final gang member jailed for Martial Arts tax fraud
A pensioner, who is the final member of a seven-strong gang that tried to steal more than £1 million in tax, has been jailed for three years and four months.
Martial Arts tax fraudsters caged
Five men, who were part of a seven-strong gang that tried to steal more than £1 million in tax by setting up sham companies they claimed traded in television broadcasting rights for cage fighting events, have been jailed for a total of almost 19 years.
Fruit and veg cigarette smuggling ring squashed
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.
Cruise ship renovator sunk by £1.7m VAT fraud
A Southampton businessman who stole more than £1.7 million of taxpayers’ money to prop up his failing businesses and maintain a lavish lifestyle has been jailed for five and a half years following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Wiltshire pair sentenced for VAT fraud
The former director of an eco-electrical manufacturing company has been sentenced, alongside the company’s Finance and IT Manager, for a £220,000 VAT fraud following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Eleven arrested on suspicion of laundering £50m
Eleven men have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of a multi-million pound alcohol and VAT fraud.
Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Luton
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Luton has uncovered more than 33,000 illegal cigarettes, 27 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 524 litres of alcohol.
Seven arrested for suspected £12m VAT fraud
Six men and one woman have been arrested in a series of raids across Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London as part of an investigation into a suspected £12 million VAT fraud.
Three arrested in suspected VAT fraud investigation
A man and woman from Essex and a man from Buckinghamshire have been arrested today on suspicion of being involved in an estimated £2.4 million VAT fraud connected to the horse racing industry.
Tax crackdown on hidden wealth in South East and South
Tax cheats in the South East and South who hide their wealth are being targeted as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce.
Tax crackdown on South East and South road transport industry
Tax cheats in the South East and South road transport industry are being targeted as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce.
Two arrested as illegal tobacco factory dismantled
Two men have been arrested at addresses in Bedford in connection with the seizure of over 15 tonnes of raw leaf tobacco. The potential duty loss is estimated at £2.3 million.