Ringleader of tobacco smuggling gang behind bars
A Leicester ringleader of an 11-strong tobacco smuggling gang that attempted to flood the UK streets with millions of illicit cigarettes, and evade more than £1 million in unpaid duty, has been jailed.
‘Most Wanted’ tobacco fugitive brought back to face justice
One of the UK’s most wanted tax fugitives, who helped mastermind an international illicit tobacco smuggling operation, has been jailed after being extradited from South Africa by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to face justice.
HMRC nails last of 17 construction tax cheats
A Loughborough electrician, who failed to declare his earnings to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for seven years, has been sentenced as the final defendant in a near £643,000 tax fraud investigation
Twelve arrested in tax fraud and money laundering raids
Ten men and two women have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected multi-million pound tax and money laundering fraud.
Jail for tax-cheating takeaway boss
A Leicestershire takeaway owner who cooked his books to steal £165,000 in tax has been jailed for 28 months.
No hiding place as tax fraudster jailed
A former Leicestershire window fitter, who changed his name by deed-poll in order to avoid capture after he was arrested for VAT fraud, has been jailed for 22 months.
Tax fraud proves fruitless for Derbyshire duo
A director of a Derbyshire ‘fruit and veg’ company and his bookkeeper, who attempted to claim more than £620,000 in VAT by creating fake invoices, have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Prison for Leicestershire VAT fraudster
A Leicestershire businessman who fraudulently claimed to be supplying women’s clothes to Parisian shops so that he could reclaim £670,000 in VAT has been jailed for two years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Doctor prescribed jail for £185,000 tax evasion
A Leicestershire doctor has been jailed for 18 months for evading almost £186,000 in tax.
Scam solicitor sentenced in tax fraud
A Leicester solicitor, who stole nearly £1 million in tax by falsifying property conveyancing documents and lying to his clients, has been sentenced to 10 years jail after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Businessman sentenced in £10m money laundering fraud
A Nottingham man, whose business was used to launder £10 million of money obtained by criminals, has been sentenced following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Nine arrested in suspected £11m tobacco fraud
Nine people have been arrested and two illegal tobacco processing plants discovered after an investigation into suspected tobacco duty evasion of £11 million and associated money laundering offences.
Trip to jail for £1.9m tourism advertising conmen
Three men who conned several UK companies by pretending they had £15 million to spend to promote tourism in Dubai have been jailed for more than 14 years, after attempting to fraudulently claim a £1.9 million VAT refund.
Leicester workshop offers small high-tech firms advice on innovation
Small and medium-sized high-tech companies are being invited to a free workshop in Leicester on support available for business growth, research and development (R&D) tax credits and innovation. The event will be held on Tuesday 18 March at Stamford Court, University of Leicester.
Nottingham crime gang sentenced
Four members of a five-strong family gang, who brought people into the UK to act as “benefit tourists” illegally claiming £1.2 million in tax credits and Child Benefit, have been sentenced today after an investigation led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) a fifth gang member, Magdalena Ferkova, who has gone on the run will be sentenced on her capture.
Corby job agencies targeted in minimum wage blitz
Employment agencies in Corby are being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of significantly underpaying employees the National Minimum Wage, as part of a newly launched multi-agency taskforce to tackle migrant labour abuse