Bankers charged over film tax fraud
Former RBS and Jefferies Group investment bankers, along with the director of a chartered IFA firm, were among 13 people charged over a £2.5m film tax fraud.
All 13 individuals appeared before City of London Magistrates' Court yesterday and have been charged in connection with allegations that they conspired to cheat HMRC out of the tax due via two film production partnerships.
Between January 2007 and February 2012, 10 of the defendants, four of whom were members of the now dissolved partnership Edinburgh & Walsh, conspired to submit false tax returns in order to claim tax relief on the partnership's losses.
Three former RBS bankers Vincent Walsh, Jason Edinburgh and Assad Amin, are each charged with conspiracy to cheat the Revenue relating to Edinburgh & Walsh.
Seven of the 13 also conspired to...