£1.5m cash seized and 13 arrested on suspicion of money laundering
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has arrested 13 people and seized £1.5 million in cash during a UK-wide operation targeting suspected money laundering.
Three arrests in fuel fraud raids
Three men have been arrested and a suspected fuel laundering plant dismantled as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected multi-million pound fuel fraud.
Lawyer’s tax fraud lands him in jail
A barrister from North Wales, who specialises in cases of crime and serious fraud, has been jailed for 18 months - for tax fraud.
Working at the car wash didn't pay for fraudster caught in HMRC blitz
A car wash owner who failed to pay £100,000 duty on more than 400,000 cigarettes has been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court.
Secret curry purchases catch tax evader
The owner of an Indian restaurant in Staffordshire has been jailed for two years after stealing £90,000 in tax after test purchases revealed his fraud.
Airport parking boss jailed for tax fraud
The boss of a Manchester parking company has been jailed for stealing more than £466,000 of his employees’ tax payments after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation uncovered his fraud.
Arrests linked to smuggled cigs and fake vodka factory
Five men have been arrested in Liverpool during raids linked to a suspected £100,000 tax fraud involving smuggled cigarettes, an illegal vodka factory and tax credits fraud.
Warrington kebab man takes away jail term
A Warrington fast food takeaway boss, who lied about his shop’s takings as part of a £179,000 tax fraud, has been jailed.
Blackburn fuel fraudster payback time
A Blackburn petrol station owner, who was jailed for selling hundreds of thousands of litres of illegal diesel to unsuspecting motorists, has been ordered to repay £133,660 in stolen taxes.
Rochdale tax fraudster to repay £400k
A Rochdale businessman, who pocketed nearly £1.25 million from two VAT frauds, has been ordered to repay almost £400,000 or face another four years in jail after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Arrests in suspected £2.9m tax fraud
Two people from Cheadle Hulme have been arrested during morning raids as part of a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected tax fraud estimated to be in excess of £2.9 million.
Tobacco seized in North West
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco across Greater Manchester and Merseyside uncovered nearly two million cigarettes and more than 80 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, all believed to be illicit.
Illegal tobacco traders to repay £175k
Three Lancashire men, who were jailed last year for their part in a £16 million illegal tobacco fraud, have been ordered to repay more than £175,000 or serve extra time in jail.
Oswaldtwistle man jailed for illegal tobacco
A Lancashire man, has been jailed for four years and nine months for evading more than £2 million in taxes by trading in illegal tobacco.
Arrest in suspected £3.8m offshore tax fraud
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.
Two men jailed in £840k smuggling fraud
Investigations by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have found that a warehouse in Sandbach was used as a distribution hub by international cigarette smugglers in an £840,000 tax fraud.
Tradesmen sentenced in £300k tax fraud
Nine construction industry tradesmen, from Widnes and Liverpool, have been sentenced for trying to steal £300,000 in an organised tax fraud. The men, who had mainly worked as subcontractors including painters, decorators, builders, and roofers, submitted false claims for tax repayments.
11 arrests as suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled
Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
‘Free Wi-Fi gang’ sentenced for £10m smuggling tax fraud
A gang of five men, who met at roadside cafes and used free public Wi-Fi to try and hide their £10 million cigarette smuggling ring, have been jailed for 16-and-a-half years.