Tax fraudster must repay £157,000
A Newcastle businessman, who was jailed for tax fraud, faces selling his sea front property, Land Rovers, and other assets, to repay the money he stole.
County Durham tobacco smuggler back behind bars
A County Durham man has been jailed for the third time for tobacco smuggling after he was caught with more than 40,000 illicit cigarettes just weeks before standing trial for the same crime.
Time’s up for luxury watch fraudster
A luxury watch dealer, who dodged £1.25 million in tax by falsifying import paperwork to show Rolexes, Cartiers and Breitlings were worth as little as $50, has been jailed for three years.
Jail for VAT fraudster who pocketed friend’s tax and National Insurance
A County Durham businessman who left a ‘black hole’ in his friend’s state pension fund by failing to pass on his Income Tax and National Insurance deductions to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been jailed.
North East VAT fraudster jailed
A businessman who ran three international export companies from his County Durham home has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uncovered his £198,000 VAT fraud.
Ex-HMRC employee sentenced for tax fraud
An online trader and former HMRC employee who lied on his tax return to steal more than £12,000 from the taxpayer has been sentenced following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Family smuggling gang sentenced
A gang of North East smugglers, including four members of the same family, has been sentenced today after their £750,000 tobacco smuggling ring was smashed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Crackdown on North East’s VAT cheats
Tax cheats in the North East who try to fraudulently reclaim VAT are being targeted as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce.
Ex-solicitor cons clients in £1.6m tax fraud
A former North east solicitor, who was behind a fraudulent Stamp Duty Land Tax avoidance scheme designed to steal thousands of pounds from clients, has been sentenced after a joint investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Northumbria Police.
Yorkshire smuggling gang ordered to repay criminal profit
Three members of a gang of Yorkshire smugglers who said their tobacco was “wet, mouldy and smells like manure, but sells because it’s cheap” have been ordered to pay back £124,833 after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) smashed their criminal operation.
Five arrested during suspected cigarette smuggling operation
Five men from Newcastle Upon Tyne have been arrested by officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after an investigation into the suspected illegal importation of seven million cigarettes.