Nine men who pretended to be butchers, then made fraudulent VAT refund claims of £1m by faking invoices, have been sentenced after an investigation by HMRC.
Former butcher Kaiser Matlub, from Spinneyfield, Rotherham in Sheffield, owned Ossett Abbatoir, but he stopped trading in 2003. However, he continued to make VAT refund claims using faked documents, claiming to trade in meat products.
Matlub became so confident that he started to...
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