Duo jailed for laundering £25 million
A company director and a cash and carry worker have been jailed for more than 11 years for laundering £25 million through a series of shell companies posing as legitimate alcohol businesses.
Fraudster who funded jet set life with stolen taxpayers’ cash is jailed
A fraudster who used stolen cash to fund a lavish lifestyle filled with luxury cars and holidays has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Illegal money exchange business owner ordered to pay £1m
A man who set up an illegal Money Service Business (MSB) and bought a £700,000 house with the profits, has been ordered to pay back nearly £1 million.
Former BHS boss guilty of tax evasion
Dominic Chappell, who bought BHS for £1 in 2015, has been found guilty of evading tax of £584,000. He has been jailed for six years.
Restaurant owner must pay £1.2m or face 7 years behind bars
A restaurant owner who laundered cash stolen by his VAT fraudster wife has been ordered to hand over £1.2 million within three months or face an extra seven-and-a-half years in jail.
West Midlands man arrested on suspicion of £495,000 furlough fraud
A West Midlands man has been arrested as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected £495,000 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fraud.
New Bristol Regional Centre formally opens for business
HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) regional centre in Bristol is officially open. Chief Executive Jim Harra declared the building open at an event held on location and through the unveiling of a plaque yesterday afternoon. (Tuesday 11 February).
HMRC spearheads worldwide tax fraud probe
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has helped spearhead a global day of action against the suspected tax evasion and money laundering of more than £200m in the UK alone.
Duo jailed for £1m property fraud
A pair of fraudsters who bought and sold over 50 properties but failed to pay nearly £1 million in tax, have been jailed for more than eight years.
Payback time for criminals in one of the UK’s biggest tax frauds
Five tax fraudsters who were part of a crime group involved in one of the UK’s biggest tax frauds have been ordered to repay £20 million, or face more time behind bars and still owe the money.
Tobacco and pill dealing pensioner back behind bars
A London pensioner, who fled to Thailand almost five years ago to escape punishment for selling illegal tobacco and Viagra-type pills, is back behind bars after he was tracked down by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Grape plot squashed as tobacco smuggler jailed
A lorry driver has been jailed for four years and eight months after smuggling eight million cigarettes into the UK disguised as grapes.
Fugitive cigarette fraudster behind bars
A man who went on the run before being convicted of a £579,000 illegal cigarette scam, is today behind bars after he was caught in Poland.
Toy train tobacco fraudsters sentenced
Three members of the same Berkshire family have been sentenced after 2.5 million illicit cigarettes were smuggled into the UK – sometimes hidden in toy train set boxes.
Organised crime gang sentenced for £3.5m fuel fraud
Five people, including the former owners of a Sussex petrol station have been sentenced for distributing and selling an estimated 4.8 million litres of illicit fuel to unsuspecting motorists including haulage companies across the south east.
Money sender fined record £7.8m in money laundering crackdown
The fight against money laundering has taken a significant step forward today, as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announces a record fine against a London business for breaching strict regulations which could have left them at the mercy of criminals looking to wash dirty cash.
PPI call centre boss and his accountant jailed in £2.3m tax probe
The director of a Basingstoke call centre business and an accountant, have been jailed for a total of seven and a half years after an investigation into a £2.3m income tax, National Insurance and VAT fraud.
Gang that flooded Kent with illegal cigarettes jailed for more than 16 years
A gang of nine men who flooded Kent with millions of illegal cigarettes and sold them for just £3 a pack in shops have been jailed for a total of 16 years and nine months.
£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.