crime

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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

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An accountant received a three-year jail sentence at Lincoln Crown Court this week for stealing more than £240,000 over a four-year period from a property business. 

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