Regions: Tyne and Wear
Tax fraudster must repay £157,000
A Newcastle businessman, who was jailed for tax fraud, faces selling his sea front property, Land Rovers, and other assets, to repay the money he stole.
Déjà vu for Newcastle tobacco smugglers
Two men, who were caught with a van containing half a million illicit cigarettes just a week before going on trial for an almost identical fraud, have each been jailed for 30 months after they were investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Rossendale father and son jailed for tobacco smuggling
A Lancashire father and son, who attempted to steal £229,000 in tax by smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, were jailed yesterday at Manchester Crown Court.
Boasting boss jailed for VAT fraud
A Newcastle businessman who publically gloated about his company’s ‘record’ turnover has been jailed after investigators from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uncovered his involvement in a £325,000 VAT fraud.
Ex-HMRC employee sentenced for tax fraud
An online trader and former HMRC employee who lied on his tax return to steal more than £12,000 from the taxpayer has been sentenced following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Family smuggling gang sentenced
A gang of North East smugglers, including four members of the same family, has been sentenced today after their £750,000 tobacco smuggling ring was smashed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Payback time for Middlesbrough duty fraudster
A Middlesbrough man jailed in October 2013 for evading £399,385 excise duty on cigarettes and alcohol has today been ordered to pay £216,500 within six months or serve a further thirty months in jail.
Tax credits checks for Newcastle customers
Tax credits customers in Newcastle who are now living with a partner are being reminded to update their tax credits claim as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) launches a new campaign to reduce tax credits error and fraud.
15 arrested in suspected £30m VAT fraud investigation
Fifteen men have been arrested across the country as part of an investigation into a suspected £30 million VAT fraud linked to the electronic communications industry.
Ex-solicitor cons clients in £1.6m tax fraud
A former North east solicitor, who was behind a fraudulent Stamp Duty Land Tax avoidance scheme designed to steal thousands of pounds from clients, has been sentenced after a joint investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Northumbria Police.
Yorkshire smuggling gang ordered to repay criminal profit
Three members of a gang of Yorkshire smugglers who said their tobacco was “wet, mouldy and smells like manure, but sells because it’s cheap” have been ordered to pay back £124,833 after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) smashed their criminal operation.
Five arrested during suspected cigarette smuggling operation
Five men from Newcastle Upon Tyne have been arrested by officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after an investigation into the suspected illegal importation of seven million cigarettes.
Three arrested after 8.3 million cigarettes seized
Three men have been arrested in Peterborough on suspicion of smuggling an estimated 8.3 million cigarettes into the UK and evading about £1.5 million in excise duty.