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Largest VAT Fraud in England & Wales

The largest VAT fraud ever to be prosecuted in England and Wales.

John Harrison

John Harrison, Led by Guy Kearl QC defended on HMRC Conspiracy.  The largest VAT fraud ever prosecuted in England and Wales with in excess of £300m of VAT evaded in a Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) fraud.

The fraud was perpetrated using a company called Ideas2Go or I2G based in a Sheffield business park. The company and the fraud were set up by an individual called Nigel Cranswick who left the police force in order to perpetrate the fraud. He then brought in friends and family members to run the company as he left to set up another fraud in Belgium. During the seven-month period of operation of I2G its turn over was in excess of £2bn buying and selling electronic goods and software accounting packages. I2G was a front line buffer company. Represented one of the company officers involved as company secretary then company director.

Ongoing confiscation proceedings.

 

 

 

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