Called to account

Insight / Haulage director delivered to jail over £160k tax fraud

A company director from Worcestershire, who claimed he failed to pay tax on account of HMRC losing his business records, has been jailed for a £160,000 tax fraud following an HMRC investigation

Insight / Accountant fined £75k over pensions advice failures

Belfast accountant David Watters has been fined £75,000 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for failing to exercise due skill, care and diligence in his role as compliance oversight officer, firstly at FGS McClure Watters (FGS) and then Lanyon Astor Buller Ltd (LAB)

Insight / Hip hop star faces rap over tax fraud

US rap star DMX – real name Earl Simmons – has been arrested on 14 counts of tax fraud and faces allegation he hid millions of dollars of income from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to avoid paying $1.7m (£1.3m) of tax liabilities

Insight / Tax fraud wine importers served with jail sentences

Two wine importers, who evaded £46.5m in VAT and excise duty by smuggling wine into the UK, have been sentenced for a total of 17-and-a-half years following an HMRC investigation

Insight / Fugitive £109m tax fraud ringleader returned to UK

One of Britain’s most wanted tax fugitives, who masterminded a £100m-plus VAT tax fraud and then fled the UK three years ago to avoid prison, has been deported from Dubai after being caught travelling with a fake British passport

Insight / Online seller sentenced for £323k VAT fraud

An online seller who hid auction sales worth more than £2.6m from HMRC has been given a suspended prison sentence for a £323,000 VAT fraud

Insight / HMRC investigation nets £490k VAT fraud

A Scottish businessman who faked paperwork for his fisheries supply business in a £490,000 VAT fraud has been jailed for 32 months following an HMRC investigation

Insight / Accountant jailed for £82k VAT fraud

A trained accountant has been jailed for 22-months, after handing himself in to HMRC, for fraudulently claiming more than £82,000 VAT refunds to fund his gambling addiction

Insight / Data theft fraudsters jailed for attempted £10m tax credits scam

An HMRC investigation into an organised crime group who used the stolen identities of public sector employees in a complex plot to attempt to claim £10.2m in tax credits has resulted in jail terms and suspended sentences for four of the six people involved, with two still on the run

Insight / Second-hand car dealer disqualified over £95k customer loss

The director of a used-car dealership in Kilmarnock has been disqualified for seven years for breaching consumer protection legislation, causing a loss to customers of some £95,000

Insight / Joinery company director nailed over £500k HMRC bill

The director of a joinery company has been banned for ten years after an Insolvency Service investigation discovered he was continuing to act as a director while disqualified, and owed HMRC some £500,000

Insight / Accountant to repay £110k or face more jail

A Londonderry accountant, who was jailed for 19 fraud and tax offences, including stealing from a client, has been ordered to pay back more than £110,000 or face a further five years in prison

Insight / Film tax fraudsters told to repay £2m or face more jail

A former EY partner, two film producers and an independent financial adviser, who were jailed with three others for more than 36 years for committing a £2.2m tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back more than £2m of their criminal profits or face a further 10 years in jail

Insight / Ex-HMRC employee sentenced over tax credits fraud

An ex-HMRC employee from Dudley, who lied on her tax credits claims to steal more than £56,000, has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence

Insight / UK businessman charged by SEC over Bitcoin investment fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed fraud charges against a British businessman, claiming he hid his connection with a ‘purported Bitcoin platform’ which ‘bilked investors’ on account of his ‘checkered past with regulators in the UK’ 
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