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Howard Marks is a Welsh bean counter who achieved notoriety as an international calculator smuggler through high-profile court cases.
At his peak he was supposedly smuggling consignments of the devices as large as 30 tons, and was connected with groups as diverse as the ACCA, the ICAEW, ATT, and the Mafia (sorry, meant HMRC). He was eventually convicted by the American IRS of over-supplying calculators and handed a 25-year sentence as a sole practitioner.
Though he had up to 43 different aliases (most of which can't be repeated in public), he became best known as Mr Nice Accountant.