6/23/2008 12:11:00 PM
Fifth man jailed for seven years for mobile VAT fraud
A fifth man has been jailed for his part in a £1.8m mobile phone VAT fraud and money laundering operation.
Jasbinder Singh Bedesha, of Al Seef Tower, Dubai, was sentenced last week to seven and a half years for conspiracy to cheat the revenue and seven and a half years for conspiracy to launder money, with both sentences to run concurrently.
He will join four other men from the West Midlands (pictured) who were sentenced earlier this month to a total of 22 years for their part in the VAT ‘missing trader’ fraud operation.
HM Revenue and Customs said Bedesha was a ‘principal player’ in the VAT fraud and money laundering racket.