Called to account

Insight / Property bosses to pay thousands after abusing company accounts

A pair of married property directors have been ordered by the courts to pay back £182,000 having abused their company’s bank account, while also failing to make any tax payments for the six years it operated

Insight / Truck dealer jailed for £337K VAT fraud

A truck dealer from Liverpool who was responsible for a £337,000 VAT fraud while claiming benefits has been jailed following an HMRC investigation

Insight / Director disqualified over unaccounted £500K

A building contractor from Irvine has been banned for seven years after failing to carry out his legal duties as a director of a limited company to keep adequate records, with an Insolvency Service investigation finding some £500,000 unaccounted for and £120,000 owing in tax

Insight / Accounts manager fined £5,000 for pension admin failure

An accounts manager who tried to hide the fact that restaurants had not given their staff workplace pensions has been ordered to pay £5,000, after being taken to court by the Pensions Regulator (TPR)

Insight / Fraudster to repay £900K or face more jail time

A Leicestershire plant machinery salesman, who was jailed for tax fraud after he lied about his business’ sales, has been ordered to repay nearly £1m or face a further seven years behind bars

Insight / Extended bankruptcy after boss caused £177K loss to finance company

A company director has had his bankruptcy restrictions extended for his role in causing a finance company to lose more than £177,000

Insight / Called to account: February 2019

The latest scandals and penalties including an X-Factor accountant jailed for £599K fraud, accountant jailed for £125k double fraud, takeaway boss picks up second director ban

Insight / Director banned for failing to pay taxes

The boss of a domestic and industrial groundwork company has been banned from running businesses after failing to submit taxes and keep adequate accounting records

Insight / Brothers jailed for 14 years for £3m tax fraud

Three brothers, who ran a £3m tax scam involving pubs and restaurants across southern England, have been given jail sentences and banned from being directors for a total of 28 years

Insight / Jose Mourinho scores €2.2m tax fine

Former Manchester United manager José Mourinho has been given a one-year suspended prison sentence and agreed to pay €2.2m (£1.9m) in fines after admitting tax fraud while he was the manager of Spanish club Real Madrid

Insight / £5.9m tax fraud puts engineering boss in jail

A North East engineering company boss has been jailed for more than eight years for a £5.9m tax fraud, following an HMRC investigation

Insight / Kitchen firm boss ordered to repay £270K tax

The former boss of a Derbyshire business, who tried to hide money in an offshore bank account to evade £277,616 in tax, has been sentenced and ordered to repay the stolen cash or face five years in prison

Insight / Suspended sentence for bankrupt who hid asset

A bankrupt tiler from Cardiff has been given a suspended prison sentence after he tried to hide a property asset which should have been used to pay his debts, including a £100,000 tax bill

Insight / X-Factor accountant jailed for £599K fraud

An ACCA-qualified accountant who defrauded a former X Factor winner of £599,000 in order to fund a gambling habit has been jailed for four years

Insight / Carlos Ghosn resigns from Renault

Carlos Ghosn, currently held in prison in Japan on allegations of fraud, has resigned as chief executive and chairman of Renault, having already been dismissed from his leadership role at Nissan