Accountant & solicitor jailed for £1.8m VAT fraud
A Scottish accountant and solicitor have been jailed for six-and-a-half years collectively for laundering over £1.8m from VAT frauds.
Accountant Caroline Jane Laing, 55, from Denny and solicitor Richard Housley, 57, from Edinburgh were found guilty in February of laundering the money between 2003 and 2004.
Laing was an accountant for several companies involved in the money laundering. She also operated bank accounts used to launder the profits.
She received two-and-a-half years for one charge of money laundering.