Money launderers caught with a stash of cash are jailed
Two lorry drivers who were caught attempting to leave the UK with £143,000 cash hidden in their trailer have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Accountant and construction boss ordered to pay back £3.5 million
Two Kent men who funded lavish lifestyles by tax fraud have been ordered to pay back more than £3.5 million within three months, or serve longer prison terms and still owe the money.
HMRC triggers £1.2m payback from gun fan
A millionaire businessman, serving four years in prison after failing to pay £1.3m in tax, has been ordered to payback £1,232,189.23 or serve a further eight years in prison 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).
Air filter cigarette smuggler jailed
A lorry driver, who smuggled more than nine million cigarettes into the UK hidden inside air filter units, evading £2.5 million in duty, has been jailed for three years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
Paper trail leads bluffing businessman to jail
A millionaire businessman, who failed to pay any tax on his earnings because he wasn’t a “paperwork person”, has been sentenced to four years for evading more than £1.3m in tax after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Table top tobacco crime gang sentenced
Six members of an organised crime network, which smuggled almost three million illicit cigarettes into the UK hidden in hollowed-out table tops, have been sentenced for their role in evading more than £657,000 in taxes. Four of the men were jailed for a total of ten years and two months.
Pallets of pasta cigarette smuggler jailed
A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million cigarettes into the UK hidden among a consignment of dry pasta has been jailed for three years, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
Cigarette smuggling attempt crumbles at border
A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK hidden behind boxes of rotten apples has been jailed for 21 months, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
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.
Christmas behind bars for tobacco smuggler
A lorry driver caught trying to smuggle more than three tonnes of illicit hand-rolling tobacco into the UK has been jailed for two years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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.
Decorator’s wife sentenced for tax fraud
A Margate woman who attempted to pass off vet’s bills, food shopping and family treats, including a car for her daughter, as business expenses has been sentenced for committing an £18,000 tax fraud.
Kent man arrested on suspicion of dealing in illicit tobacco
A man from Gravesend has been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers on suspicion of selling, storing and distributing illicit tobacco goods.
Eight arrested after nationwide fuel fraud raids
Two diesel laundering plants, capable of producing nearly 120,000 litres of suspected illicit fuel a day, evading almost £12.5 million in taxes a year, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Reading workshop offers small high-tech firms advice on innovation
Small and medium-sized high-tech companies are being invited to a free workshop in Reading on support available for business growth, research and development (R&D) tax credits and innovation. The event will be held on Thursday 3 April at the Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, Reading University.