Regions: Greater London
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.
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.
Golfing tobacco smuggler below par after jail sentence
A jobless Londoner who enjoyed a sociable lifestyle of golf and exotic holidays by dodging tax on smuggled tobacco has been jailed.
Fishy tale of cigarettes smuggled to UK hidden in aquarium pumps
Two men and a woman, who smuggled cigarettes into the UK hidden among fish pumps, have received sentences totalling more than 10 years in jail after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Former police officer jailed and ex-rugby star sentenced in Formula 1 film tax scam
A former police officer, financial adviser and a City trader have been jailed for a total of eight years for a £2.4 million tax scam after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Chef jailed for using false identities in £900,000 cigarette smuggling fraud
A London woman who smuggled three million illicit cigarettes into the UK using false identities, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million
Two Kent men who funded lavish lifestyles by tax fraud have been ordered to pay back more than £3.5 million within three months, or serve longer prison terms and still owe the money.
HMRC triggers £1.2m payback from gun fan
A millionaire businessman, serving four years in prison after failing to pay £1.3m in tax, has been ordered to payback £1,232,189.23 or serve a further eight years in prison and still owe the money.
Six jailed for total of 45 years as HMRC smashes £100m fraud
Six members of a crime group have been jailed for a £107.9 million fraud in one of the UK’s biggest tax crimes.
Tax fiddler on the roof jailed
A self-employed Kent roofer, who stole £88,000 through VAT fraud and evaded more than £14,000 in Income Tax, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Tax fraudsters sentenced for £46m wine scam
A pair of London fraudsters, who evaded £46.5 million in tax by smuggling wine into the UK, have been sentenced for a total of 17.5 years.
Data theft fraudsters jailed for attempted £10.2m tax credits scam
Two members of an organised crime group, who attempted to claim £10.2 million in tax credits using stolen identities of public sector employees, have been jailed for eight years and nine months after a complex criminal investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Two women received suspended prison sentences.
Eight arrests in fuel fraud raids
Eight men have been arrested and a large amount of toxic waste removed, as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £3 million fuel laundering fraud.
Smuggled cigarette suppliers sentenced
Three men, who were caught supplying or receiving almost half a million smuggled cigarettes in Surrey, have been sentenced for evading more than £115,000 in excise duty.
Essex fraudster ordered to repay £3.3m
An Essex fraudster who was jailed for a VAT scam must sell his home, luxury cars and expensive watches to repay £3.3 million he stole.
Barking VAT fraudster to repay stolen tax
A convicted tax fraudster from Barking has been told he must repay £68,712 or serve a further 8 months in prison and still owe the money.
Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud
A former Ascot-based property developer, who hijacked details of an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands and forged documents to commit fraud and evade VAT, has been jailed for three years and seven months. He was also trading while disqualified as a company director.
Solicitor jailed for £60k tax fraud
A criminal defence solicitor, who lied about his income to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to steal more than £60,000 in a tax fraud, has been jailed for 18 months.