Jail for runaway fraudster whose tax scam was grounded
The owner of a London video conferencing company, who fled the country after faking documents and making up figures on his tax returns to steal £500,000, has been jailed for 45 months.
Accountant fined for blocking HMRC investigation
In an historic first for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), an obstructive accountant who failed to cooperate with a tax fraud investigation has been fined £25,000 under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act for failing to comply with Disclosure Notices.
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).
Four jailed for £4m VAT fraud
Four men from London have been jailed for a total of 20 years after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) discovered they had stolen £4 million in VAT and laundered it through a number of bank accounts – including that of a deceased colleague.
Four jailed in £145 million money laundering plot
Two people who ran a money laundering service to criminals through their family-owned London bureaux de change have been jailed for 19 years, after ‘cleaning up’ £145 million of dirty cash. Two others who acted as money couriers were also jailed.
Cigarette smuggling gang jailed
Two men who tried to hide their criminal cash by stashing it inside their wardrobes have been jailed along with one other member of their cigarette smuggling gang, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). A fourth gang member will be sentenced next month.
Middlesex tax cheat jailed
The organiser of a £160,000 tax fraud has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed he had submitted false VAT repayment claims for goods he never purchased.