Racing driver jailed for tax fraud
A Hemel Hempstead company director, who funded his hobby racing high-powered sports cars in races across Europe through a £450,000 tax scam, has been jailed.
Crooked courier caught with £776k dirty cash jailed for two years
A criminal cash courier, who was caught at a North Stevenage hotel with more than £774,000 stuffed in carrier bags, has been jailed.
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.
Croissant gang’s flaky plan stubbed out
A gang, who claimed six million smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated £1.3m in lost duty and taxes were frozen croissants, have been jailed for more than 12 years.
Male stripping bosses’ tax and benefit crimes laid bare
The founder of a well-known male stripping troupe has been jailed, alongside an associate, after the pair admitted a series of tax and benefit frauds of more than £350,000.
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.
Six arrested in suspected £22m tobacco fraud investigation
Six men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £22 million tobacco smuggling, tax evasion and money laundering fraud.
Jail for trio as international luxury car tax scam smashed
Three car traders behind a £1.3 million VAT fraud, involving prestige and luxury cars being shipped worldwide, were jailed today for a total of more than 14 years.
Pastor sentenced for tax fraud
A self-employed Hertfordshire pastor, who withheld details of his income to dodge £72,000 in tax, has been sentenced today after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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.
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.
Luton landlord sentenced for £1.2m tax fraud
An on-the-run Luton landlord, who bought property in Dubai and gambled in casinos with the tax he should have paid to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been sentenced to eight years in his absence for fraud.
Cigarette smuggling money men ordered to pay back £2.7 million
The financial backers of a criminal enterprise that attempted to smuggle 20 million cigarettes into the UK by describing them as babies’ toys have been ordered to repay £2.7 million or face further jail terms.
Three arrested on suspicion of £900k tax fraud
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of Income Tax and VAT fraud estimated at £900,000 and associated money laundering offences.