Called to account

Insight / Kebab shop owner takes away jail sentence for £179k tax fraud

A Warrington fast food takeaway boss, who lied about his shop’s takings as part of a £179,000 tax fraud, has been jailed for 30 months, following an HMRC investigation

Insight / Director floored with four-year disqualification

A director of a flooring factory outlet store in Glasgow has been handed a four-year disqualification for failing to file VAT returns and make payments of some £200,000 to HMRC

Insight / Accountant fined for breaching trading ban

A London accountant has been fined £800 and ordered to pay costs of £300 for failing to pay a £83,000 security bond which was enforced by HMRC

Insight / Car dealership director stalled with 10-year ban

The director of a Bangor-based car dealership has been disqualified for 10 years after scamming customers out of nearly £1m by not providing the vehicles that they had paid for

Insight / Ice cream director scooped for accounting records failure

Robert Scappaticci, the director of a Manchester-based ice cream company, has been disqualified for six-and-a-half years for failing to ensure that the company maintained or preserved adequate accounting records

Audit / KPMG South Africa’s CEO resigns amid Gupta scandal

Chief executive of KPMG’s South African arm, Trevor Hoole, has resigned with the firm’s chairman, chief operating officer and five senior partners also departing following an internal investigation into the work it carried out on behalf of the Gupta family and a report it produced for the South African Revenue Service

Insight / Ex-PwC auditor faces £27,000 fine over insider trading

A former PwC auditor has paid $36,000 (£26,773) to settle charges from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that he tipped his relative with inside information about a client on the verge of a merger

Insight / Seven arrests in connection to missing £10.25m Northampton Town FC loan

Police have confirmed seven arrests made in connection with a missing £10.25m loan made to Northampton Town Football Club

Tax / VAT scam car dealer to pay £2m or face more jail

A jailed luxury car dealer, who built a property empire with profits from a VAT scam involving Lamborghinis, Porsches and Mercedes, has been ordered to repay £2m or face an additional ten years in prison

Insight / Called to account: September 2017

The latest scandals, cases and penalties including an accountant fined £75k over pensions advice failures, debt management directors receive a disqualification and an accountant is jailed for £350k VAT fraud

Insight / Trial of ex-Tesco execs adjourned

The trial of three former executives at Tesco, including the former finance director, which was scheduled to begin yesterday has been adjourned until 25 September 2017

Insight / Trial opens for Tesco execs over £263m ‘black hole’

The trial opens today of three Tesco executives, including former finance director Carl Rogberg, over charges relating to the £263m ‘black hole’ discovered in the grocery retailer’s accounts in 2014

Insight / US accountant charged over insider trading on Irish pharma deal

A US-based accountant formerly employed by a pharmaceutical company and three others have been charged with insider trading by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to its acquisition by a Dublin-based competitor

Tax / Ebay seller avoids jail after £200k tax fraud

Businessman Imtiaz Rashid’s attempt to purchase a house in cash led to HMRC’s discovery of his £200,000 tax fraud, Leeds Crown Court heard

Tax / Rapper DMX confined to home after breaching bail for tax fraud charges

US rapper DMX has been confined to his suburban New York home after repeatedly breaching bail conditions on tax fraud charges