Fridge gang sent to the cooler for £12 million tobacco smuggling fraud
A gang who smuggled illegal tobacco hidden inside fridges, microwaves and vacuum cleaners to evade £12 million in tax, have been jailed for a total of 21 years and five months.
Tobacco tax fraudster ordered to repay £478K
The jailed ringleader of an illegal cigarette network in Blackburn has been ordered to pay back £478,693.
Illegal tobacco traders to repay £175k
Three Lancashire men, who were jailed last year for their part in a £16 million illegal tobacco fraud, have been ordered to repay more than £175,000 or serve extra time in jail.
Oswaldtwistle man jailed for illegal tobacco
A Lancashire man, has been jailed for four years and nine months for evading more than £2 million in taxes by trading in illegal tobacco.
VAT fraudster ordered to repay £2.2m
A convicted fraudster from Lancashire, who was part of a VAT repayment fraud involving fake construction companies, must repay more than £2.2 million.
Payback time for TV advert tax fraudster
A double-glazing salesman and TV advert celebrity from Burnley, who was sentenced for tax fraud in 2016, has been ordered to repay £50,000 in stolen taxes.
Lancashire tobacco smuggler’s payback time
A Lancashire man caught smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, has been ordered to pay back £240,000, of which £90,000 must be paid within three months, or he will face a further 18 months in jail.
Blackburn fuel fraudster jailed
A Blackburn petrol station owner has been jailed for evading almost £200,000 in tax by selling hundreds of thousands of litres of illegal diesel to unsuspecting motorists.
Rossendale father and son jailed for tobacco smuggling
A Lancashire father and son, who attempted to steal £229,000 in tax by smuggling illegal cigarettes and tobacco into the UK, were jailed yesterday at Manchester Crown Court.
Blackpool VAT fraudsters jailed
A man and his wife from Blackpool, who hijacked their friends' identities in order to fraudulently claim £1 million in VAT, have been jailed after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
Illegal filling station shut down in Lancashire
A diesel laundering plant and illegal filling station, capable of evading £14.5 million in duty a year, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Darwen area of Lancashire.