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HMRC smokes out tax fraudsters

Two separate VAT fraud incidents, involving huge quantities of illegal cigarettes, have resulted in fraudsters being jailed for their crimes. In the first case, a building labourer was discovered to have nearly two million illicit cigarettes in a storage unit. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) taxation investigators were alerted to the fraud, after police officers… Read more…

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Wine smuggling lands tax fraudster in the clink

A couple of tax fraudsters, who believed they had devised ‘the perfect scheme’ to swindle the taxman out of more than £46 million, by smuggling wine into the UK, have been sentenced to a total of 17.5 years in prison. Livio Mazzarello and Louisa Mbadugha, who ran The Italian Wine Company Ltd, deliberately mis-stated how… Read more…