Jailed VAT fraudster spent stolen cash on Spanish villas
A fraudster who stole nearly £1.9 million of taxpayers’ money to fund a lavish lifestyle, including buying three Spanish villas, has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.
Payroll fraud ringleader ordered to pay £1.7m
A globe-trotting tax consultant who stole £6.9 million from construction workers’ pay packets has been ordered to repay £1.7 million or face a further four years in jail.
Jail sentence dished out to Indian restaurant owner
The owner of Indian restaurants across Dorset has been jailed for a £200,000 tax fraud after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Payback time for security company director
A Gloucester security services company director, who was jailed for stealing almost half a million pounds in tax, must pay back £67,424 or face another two years in jail and still owe the money.
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.
Payback time for Scottish fraudsters
A former company director and his ex-wife, who were jailed in March 2017 for a total of six years and nine months for tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back £154,900.
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).
Dangerous paper trail leads smuggler to jail
A lorry driver who smuggled more than 750,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK, hidden inside rolls of paper stuffed with dangerous asbestos, has been jailed for 21 months after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster
A Christchurch builder, who evaded more than £128,000 in tax, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months, or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money.
Tax fiddler on the roof jailed
A self-employed Kent roofer, who stole £88,000 through VAT fraud and evaded more than £14,000 in Income Tax, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated 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.
Extradited cigarette smuggler jailed
A lorry driver, who fled the UK after he was caught smuggling 1.8 million cigarettes into Dover, is now behind bars for two years after an investigation and extradition led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Tissue of lies exposed as cigarette smuggler jailed
A lorry driver caught smuggling eight million cigarettes into the UK, as he tried to evade more than £2 million in excise duty by claiming his load consisted of tissues and paper towels, has been jailed for two and half years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
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.
Smuggled cigarette suppliers sentenced
Three men, who were caught supplying or receiving almost half a million smuggled cigarettes in Surrey, have been sentenced for evading more than £115,000 in excise duty.
Fermanagh VAT fraudster ordered to repay crime cash
A County Fermanagh farmer, who was jailed in 2014 for stealing £1.3 million in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to pay back more than £390,000, or serve a further three and a half years in prison.
Dover cigarette smuggler floored by jail term
A lorry driver caught smuggling 600,000 illicit cigarettes into Dover, among pallets of floor panels, has been jailed for 16 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Solicitor jailed for £60k tax fraud
A criminal defence solicitor, who lied about his income to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to steal more than £60,000 in a tax fraud, has been jailed for 18 months.
‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails
A Wiltshire woman, who falsely claimed to be a furniture restorer to commit a £166,000 VAT fraud, has been jailed for two years and eight months.