Removal man jailed for cigarette smuggling
Thomas Coulton, 42, has been jailed for two and a half years after an investigation by HMRC. Coulton owns the Heysham, Lancashire-based Tommy’s Removals and Storage company. He smuggled two million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK, evading duty of £615,805.
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.
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).
Fake vodka factory found in Liverpool
An illegal alcohol factory, producing potentially toxic vodka, has been found in an industrial unit in Aintree.
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.
Three men jailed in £17m tobacco fraud
Three men have been jailed for a total of 16 years for a £17 million tax fraud after an illegal tobacco factory was discovered.
VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m
A convicted fraudster from Lancashire, who was part of a VAT repayment fraud involving fake construction companies, must repay more than £2.2 million.
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).
Rochdale cigarette fraudster to repay £115k
A Rochdale man, who tried to blame a ‘man in the pub’ for his illegal cigarette hoard, has been ordered to repay £115,000 or face another 10 months in jail.
‘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.
Nightclub doorman sentenced for tax fraud
A security doorman, and former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee, has been sentenced for tax evasion.
Ex-council worker jailed for fraud
An ex-council employee, who faked building works to steal almost £1 million, has been jailed for seven and half years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Crooked accountant hijacked NHS identities in tax fraud
An accountant from Bolton, who hijacked the identities of NHS doctors and nurses in a £40,000 tax fraud, has been jailed.
Bury car dealer sentenced for VAT fraud
A car dealer from Bury has been sentenced for not declaring his true income or registering his business for VAT.