Essex accountant convicted of VAT fraud

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An Essex accountant was convicted, but avoided prison with a suspended 10-month sentence for attempting to evade nearly £100,000 of tax by falsifying VAT returns.

AAT member Martin Kennedy from Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, pleaded guilty to charges under the VAT Act 1994 and Fraud Act 2002 last week at Ipswich Crown Court.

He admitted supressing client business transactions by £93,799 between December 2007 and June 2002...

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Rachael Power
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21st Jan 2014 16:48

So basically .....
.... he has a curfew between 6 pm and 6 am for 6 months ?

Not exactly "learning the hard way that crime does not pay".

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22nd Jan 2014 09:44

Is He.........

Is he still practising from his Braintree office. Certainly a Google search suggests he might be.

There were always rumours going around the local area, which I had better not detail here, regarding him. Either way, it is never good when doubt is cast on the honesty of any professional, as the fertiliser tends to make clients suspicious of us all.

 

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