Former CFO at the company behind the X-Factor and Take Me Out, FreemantleMedia Group (FMG), has been jailed for three years and four months for defrauding the company out of £224,000.

A tax fraudster who threatened to bomb HMRC when he was arrested, has been jailed for 21 months.

Three directors of a lapdancing club were found guilty of failure to keep proper accounting records between January 2008 and 2010.


A North Yorkshire accountant has been jailed for six years for one count of fraud and one of obtaining a money transfer by deception at Bradford Crown Court. 


A Cumbrian accountant has been given a suspended prison sentence and fined £10,000 after he admitted trying to make false VAT claim for over £10,000.


An Irish accountant received an 18-month jail sentence, with the final 12 months suspended, for charges including fraudulent evasion of tax and failing to lodge VAT returns.

A former accounts assistant was jailed for three years for defrauding his employer, the Norwich Chamber of Commerce, of more than £320,000.


This week's crime round-up features two separate stories of a financial controller and a financial director, both jailed for defrauding their respective companies. 


The chief executive and former tax consultant director at Montpelier Chartered Accountants have been cleared of cheating the public revenue through a £1m gift aid tax relief scheme. 


Update 5 September: A former KPMG director has been cleared of fraud at the Old Bailey this week.