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.
Lavish lifestyle over for Essex fraudster
An Essex businessman who funded a lavish lifestyle of expensive houses, luxury cars and a Marbella holiday home through a £4.75 million VAT fraud has been jailed for six years.
Crime duo sentenced for laundering dirty cash
Two men have been sentenced for laundering the profits of crime after they were caught with cash totalling £166,000, in an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Cheating chartered accountant jailed for tax fraud
A chartered accountant from Essex who stole £107,000 of tax and tried to hide the money in his children’s bank accounts has been jailed.
Charity conmen jailed for £500k Gift Aid fraud
Two unemployed men from Essex, who invented fake charities and donations so they could fraudulently reclaim over £500,000 in Gift Aid repayments, have both been jailed for 30 months.
Cigarette smuggler’s plan goes pear-shaped
A lorry driver who smuggled more than 147 million cigarettes, worth an estimated £32 million in lost duty, into the UK hidden behind crates of rotting pears, has been jailed for almost seven years.
Essex accountant jailed for tax fraud
An Essex accountant, who doctored his clients’ tax returns to steal £170,000 which he used to gamble, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigated him.
Six arrested in suspected £22m tobacco fraud investigation
Six men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £22 million tobacco smuggling, tax evasion and money laundering fraud.
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).
Suspected £12 million tobacco fraud foiled
Three men have been arrested in connection with a suspected £12 million tobacco fraud as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Essex civil servant jailed for tax credits fraud
An Essex woman who fraudulently claimed over £86,000 in tax credits by lying about her personal circumstances to receive higher payments has been sentenced.
Three arrested on suspicion of tobacco smuggling
Three men have been arrested, and illicit cigarettes and tobacco seized, after a raid by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected tobacco smuggling plot worth an estimated £2.4 million.
Five million illegal cigarettes seized in Essex
Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seized five million duty free cigarettes and arrested five men after a raid at an industrial unit in Harlow, Essex, on Wednesday (21 May 2014).
£5 million illegal tobacco fraud foiled
£5 million illegal tobacco fraud foiled Five men have been arrested after the discovery of equipment used for producing illegal cigarettes and tobacco products in Greater Manchester and Essex.
Tax fraudster must pay back £3.3 million
One of the key players in a 21-strong criminal gang who stole £37.5 million in a complex tax fraud has been ordered to pay back £3.3 million.