Tags: vat fraud
Runaway VAT fraudster jailed
A VAT fraudster who fled the country eight years ago to escape justice has been jailed for four years.
Mohammad Tanwir Khan, of Bluestone Drive, Heaton Moor, Stockport, ran a company called Spearpoint Limited and absconded to Pakistan after he was convicted of an £817,000 VAT fraud in 2013.
An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed he used more than 350 false invoices linke
Fraudster who funded jet set life with stolen taxpayers’ cash is jailed
A fraudster who used stolen cash to fund a lavish lifestyle filled with luxury cars and holidays has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Grocer with plenty to chew on as he’s jailed for £120,000 VAT fraud
A London man who set up fake companies to steal nearly £120,000 VAT has been jailed.
Trouble in store as tax fraud shop owner jailed
A man who owned several shops selling F1 merchandise has been jailed for four years after he fraudulently claimed more than £960,000 in tax repayments to keep his businesses afloat.
Tax cheat teacher blew stolen tax cash on gambling and Leeds United
A teacher who stole £100,000 of tax repayments to spend on gambling, golfing and Leeds Utd football matches has been handed a suspended 21-month prison sentence at Birmingham Crown Court following an investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Food for thought as delivery boss sentenced
A company director who used his food delivery business to make £227,000 in false tax claims over ten years has been sentenced.
Company director sentenced for £190k tax fraud
A London company director, who dodged paying £190,000 of tax, has been sentenced after admitting fraud.
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.
Secret curry purchases catch tax evader
The owner of an Indian restaurant in Staffordshire has been jailed for two years after stealing £90,000 in tax after test purchases revealed his fraud.
24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang
Six members of a gang, including a former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee and two unqualified accountants, who stole more than £2.4m in VAT payments have been jailed for more than 24 years.
Liverpool pub couple jailed for tax fraud
A Liverpool couple who ran a pub and garage in the city have been jailed for a total of seven years for a £470,000 tax and benefit fraud.
Curry house conman sentenced for £117,000 takeaway
An Indian restaurant owner who lined his pockets by stealing the VAT he charged his customers for takeaway meals, has been sentenced.
The ‘spy’ who stole £1.6m tax
A company director, who stole more than £1.6 million in tax while pretending to be a spy to hide his life of crime, has been jailed.
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).
Tax fraudster must repay £157,000
A Newcastle businessman, who was jailed for tax fraud, faces selling his sea front property, Land Rovers, and other assets, to repay the money he stole.
Blackburn fuel fraudster payback time
A Blackburn petrol station owner, who was jailed for selling hundreds of thousands of litres of illegal diesel to unsuspecting motorists, has been ordered to repay £133,660 in stolen taxes.
Rochdale tax fraudster to repay £400k
A Rochdale businessman, who pocketed nearly £1.25 million from two VAT frauds, has been ordered to repay almost £400,000 or face another four years in jail after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud
A former Ascot-based property developer, who hijacked details of an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands and forged documents to commit fraud and evade VAT, has been jailed for three years and seven months. He was also trading while disqualified as a company director.
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.