Press release -
HM Revenue & Customs: Mother and daughter tax fraudsters sentenced
A mother and daughter from London were sentenced today for their involvement in a tax fraud totalling more than half a million pounds.
Nusrat Sami (59) and her daughter Ibtesam Sami (41) withheld a total of £601,331 in income tax they should have paid to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
HMRC investigators established that between 1999 and 2006, the two women received rental income of £1,846,065 for one property in Leytonstone, East London and nine in the Willesden/Harlesden area of North West London. Each property was rented out to several tenants who paid their rent in cash. Nusrat Sami and Ibtesam Sami failed to pass on to HMRC the tax due on the rental income.
Confiscation of assets is being sought.
Notes for editors
1. Nusrat Sami, date of birth 22/9/1950, of Brondesbury Villas, London, NW6 was found guilty on 16 December 2009 of seven counts of cheating the public purse contrary to common law. She was sentenced to 42 months imprisonment at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 07 May 2010. The judge ordered that half of this must be served in jail.
2. Ibtesam Sami, date of birth 31/3/1969, of Princes Court, Wembley, Middlesex was found guilty on 16 December 2009 of two counts of cheating the public purse contrary to common law. She received a 200 hour Community Punishment Order at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 07 May 2010.
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