Regions: West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire fuel fraudster jailed
A West Yorkshire oil dealer has been jailed for three and a half years for selling potentially harmful illegally laundered fuel to unsuspecting customers.
‘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.
Tobacco and alcohol seized in West Yorkshire
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in West Yorkshire uncovered more than 132,000 cigarettes, 49 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 52 litres of alcohol, all believed to be illicit.
Packed off to jail: smuggler filled suitcases with a tonne of illicit tobacco
A Hull man who oversaw a plot to post suitcases containing more than a tonne of illicit tobacco to the UK from Spain has been jailed.
Mechanic pays the penalty for tax fraud
A West Yorkshire mechanic who stole more than £300,000 in VAT payments has been jailed after attempting to justify the fraud by telling HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that he was ‘no accountant’.
Bradford man jailed for money laundering
A Bradford man, who handled over £173,000 of criminal cash linked to a money laundering fraud, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Ten arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation
Ten people have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers as part of a nationwide investigation into a suspected £4 million VAT and money laundering fraud linked to the transport industry.
HMRC action proves a right pane for double glazing tax fraudsters
Two double-glazing salesmen from West Yorkshire have been sentenced after hiding earnings of more than half a million pounds from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Harrogate VAT fraudster sentenced
A North Yorkshire bookseller who made fraudulent VAT repayment claims in an attempt to steal more than £320,000 has been sentenced following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Money launderers jailed for 12 years
A pair of money launderers that helped “clean up” millions of pounds of dirty cash have been jailed for a total of 12 years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
VAT fraud gang jailed
The final member of a four-strong gang who attempted to steal £161,000 in a VAT fraud has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Inheritance lie hid fake firm VAT fraud
A West Yorkshire man who lied about an inheritance to hide a £173,000 VAT fraud has been jailed for 10 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
‘Most Wanted’ tobacco smuggler caught on the Costa del Sol
A member of the one of the UK’s biggest ever tobacco smuggling gangs, who fled to Spain during his trial to avoid prison, has been caught and returned to the UK to begin his sentence.
Bradford shisha smuggler jailed
The owner of a Bradford cafe who attempted to smuggle more than three tonnes of fruit-flavored tobacco, known as shisha tobacco, into the UK to avoid paying more than £250,000 in duty has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
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.