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.
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.
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.
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.
£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.
Owner of Chinese restaurants £1m tax fraud goes to pot
An owner of two Chinese restaurants, who stole more than £1 million in tax by claiming his business made pottery and had a tiny turnover, has been jailed for three years.
Accountants’ £710k sting on workers’ redundancy fund ends in jail
Three accountants who tried to steal £710,000 from a government redundancy fund for workers whose employer had gone bust have been jailed for a total of 15 and a half years.
Tax fraud brothers jailed for £3.6m alcohol scam
Two London-based brothers, who evaded £3.6 million in tax by distributing alcohol smuggled into the UK, have been jailed for a total of more than 12 years.
On-the-run cigarette smuggler behind bars
A cigarette smuggler who went on-the-run before being sentenced has been caught and sent straight to jail.
Shop owner jailed after hiding illegal cigarettes among his fresh veg
A London shop owner, who evaded £250,000 in tax importing tobacco and cigarettes from India, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Kishor Shah, 63, of Elm Road, Wembley, hid some of his stash under a vegetable stall at the front of his shop, Paan Parlour on Ealing Road.
Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed
A man who owned several shops selling F1 merchandise has been jailed for four years after he fraudulently claimed more than £960,000 in tax repayments to keep his businesses afloat.
Cack-handed smuggler jailed after secret stash drops into lap of investigators
A clumsy smuggler attempting to flood the UK with illicit tobacco and alcohol – evading nearly £1 million in excise duty – dropped his stash in front of investigating officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Crime duo jailed for running tobacco factory
Two men have been jailed for a total of more than 11 years after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) dismantled a tobacco factory that could have swamped the UK with millions of illicit cigarettes.
Dream Idols manager stripped of her freedom after year on the run
The manager of a well-known male stripping troupe, who was sentenced in her absence for tax and benefit fraud, is behind bars after more than a year on the run.
Shisha shipping company director sentenced for tax evasion
A London man, who evaded nearly £300,000 in tax importing a shipping container loaded with shisha tobacco, has been sentenced.
Cigarette smugglers’ scam in ashes
Three Londoners caught with a million illicit cigarettes, worth £310,000 in lost duty to the UK public purse, have been sentenced.
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.