Crime gang jailed for £16m tax fraud

Mark Battersby
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A crime gang that smuggled huge amounts of illicit alcohol into the UK and stole more than £16 million in taxes, have been jailed for a total of more than 34 years, HMRC said in a release on 28 October. Shafqat Majeed, formerly of Hove, was given 10 years in prison for spearheading the multimillion-pound VAT and excise fraud while living a life of luxury and driving flash cars. The 52-year-old and ten other gang members have now been sentenced following two separate trials and sentencing hearings at Southwark Crown Court. An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed t...

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