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Scales of Justice
R v C

Operation Fastback. £365 million VAT fraud, hailed by HMRC as the largest VAT fraud prosecution brought by them, linked to R v R.


A large scale MTIC fraud involving mobile phones and computer software, Opus Law represented C, a Company Official of the company set up to perpetrate the fraud. Over a period of 8 months the company purported to buy and sell goods, primarily mobile phones, turning over £2.4 billion pounds. All of the goods were purchased from fictitious missing traders who did not account for the VAT. The fraud caused a loss to the Revenue of about £360 million and has been widely reported as the biggest fraud of its type in UK history. No evidence was ultimately offered against our client.



Case represented by Ben Jones and Mohammad Asif, Opus Law.

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