TaxPersonal Tax20 DECEMBER 1999 JAIL FOR LICENSE PLATE TAX EVADER

20 DECEMBER 1999 JAIL FOR LICENSE PLATE TAX EVADER

Basildon company director Melvin Crump was jailed for 2 years on 17 December at Basildon Crown Court.

Basildon company director Melvin Crump was jailed for 2 years on 17 December at Basildon Crown Court.

Crump is the controlling director of McMel & Co Ltd. a UK registered company operating from Shenfield, Essex.

The company specialises in producing cherished car registration plates.

In the early 1980s, Crump with a now deceased partner, formed a Jersey registered company called St. Brelade Organisation Ltd (SBO). SBO was used by Crump to purchase properties in the UK that were subsequently rented out.

The rental income was paid into off shore bank accounts in Jersey operated and controlled by Crump. The value of the property portfolio held by the offshore company rose in excess of #600,000. Various properties were subsequently sold and substantial gains made.

Neither the income nor gains were reported as required by law to the Revenue.

The loss to the public is estimated to be in excess of #600,000.

DETAILS

1. Melvin Jeffrey Crump of Greenways, Hall Lane, Ingatestone, Essex was born on 27 July 1956

2. At a hearing on 22 November 1999 Crump pleaded guilty to 5 counts of cheating the public revenue

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