TaxCorporate TaxSuspended sentence for Welshman in carousel fraud case

Suspended sentence for Welshman in carousel fraud case

Newport man found guilty of conspiracy to cheat the public revenue

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Abid Mukhtar, 35, a businessman from Newport in Wales, has been found guilty
on a single charge in connection with the £54m
VAT
‘carousel’ fraud case
, which resulted in a record prison sentences for the
eight-strong gang.

According to the Western Mail,
Mukhtar, was one of the figures in the gang involved in the complex fraud.

Mukhtar was sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended for 12 months, after
being found guilty of one charge of conspiracy to cheat the public revenue.

Yesterday, Emmanuel Hening, 33, was found guilty of committing a £54m
carousel fraud by
Worcester Crown
Court
, following his extradition from France in December 2005.

Judge McCreath described Hening as ‘the guiding hand’ behind the fraud, which
has seen an eight-strong crime gang given a total of 38 and a half years
sentences.

Further reading:

Carousel fraudster jailed for 15 years

Northern carousel scams cause UK fraud to rocket

UK wins backing from France in carousel fraud battle

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