Regions: West Sussex
Gambling Hampshire builder jailed for VAT fraud
A former builder, who falsely claimed £750,000 of VAT repayments to pay for gambling and living expenses, has been jailed for two years and eight months.
Time called on publican tax fraudster
A former West Sussex publican who lied about his sales to evade £85,000 in VAT and Corporation Tax has been jailed for 18 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Former escort agency owner jailed for tax and benefit fraud
Janine Adeleke, a mother-of-five, who lied about earning hundreds of thousands of pounds from her ‘London’ escort agency so that she could evade paying tax and claim state benefits, has been jailed for three years. It can now be reported that this was a retrial.
Hampshire property tax fraudster jailed
A Hampshire property landlord, who failed to declare Capital Gains Tax from the sale of properties evading £157,725, has been jailed for two years and three months.
Tobacco, drugs and knives smuggler jailed
A lorry driver caught smuggling around 900 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, a small quantity of cocaine and amphetamine, CS Gas and eight dangerous knives into the UK has been jailed for three years, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Half-baked plot sees extradited tobacco smuggler jailed
A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.9 million cigarettes into the UK, hidden under a load of half-baked mouldy baguettes, has been jailed for four years and three months after being extradited from Romania by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
IT consultant jailed for tax fraud
An IT consultant who lied about his earnings to avoid paying tax of more than £170,000 has been jailed.
£15m fraud gang jailed
A criminal gang caught red-handed with bundles of ‘dirty’ cash, part of £15 million made from selling alcohol illegally in the UK, has been jailed for a total of 19 years.
Two sentenced for dirty cash scam
Two men have been sentenced to a total of 40 months in prison after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers caught them laundering £115,000 of criminal cash.
Kent couple arrested on suspicion of £200k fuel fraud
A man and woman from Kent have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of being involved in a large scale fuel fraud.
Southampton man arrested on suspicion of fraud
A businessman from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of evading Income Tax, excise fraud and money laundering offences.
Nine arrested on suspicion of £3 million fuel fraud
Seven men and 2 women from across southern England have been arrested for their involvement in a suspected £3 million fuel fraud, during an operation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).