Call girl jailed for tax evasion
A £1,000-a-night escort has been jailed for 16 months for tax evasion after she cheated HMRC out of tens of thousands of pounds.
Donna Asutaits, a 29 year-old self-employed escort earned more than £300,000 in two years, which allowed her to study for a master's degree and put down a £110,000 cash deposit on a £360,000 apartment in Knightsbridge. The £110,000 appears to be the same amount relating to a separate charge of money laundering, which Asutaits denies.
In an eerie replay of the notorious ‘Belle du Jour’ blog, Asutaits used her earnings in part to fund her academic career. Southwark Crown Court heard she started working as a prostitute to fund a master's degree at the University of Westminster.