Wednesday, 27 November 2013

A British Accused Caught after 10 Years Manhunt Released from Spanish Court on Bail
Alan Smith21:54 2 comments

Finally, a British most wanted cigarette smuggler, caught after a manhunt of 10 years but surprisingly, he has been released by the Spanish authorities on bail.

McGowan, a 60 years old man, was wanted by the police since 2001. His crime was actually bringing the cigarettes of worth £16 million in the Britain illegally. He held accused of this illegal activity and a warrant issued for his arrest but the police could not do so until the officials received the information that McGowan is currently living in Valencia, Spain. 

The paramilitary Civil Guard arrested him based on the information received and sent him to the Spain National Criminal Court. All the facts were presented and the criminal was sent to prison near Mardrid. This prison was popular for its top security but unfortunately, McGowan granted a bail by Spanish court. It was sure that this effort was all for his second run and this proved right. Since he has been released on bail under Spanish law, no one has seen him.

His release was a complete blunder according to many officials. One of them is Chris Leslie, Nottingham East MP. He clearly stated that a criminal like McGowan should not be released. It was a mistake and to rectify this mistake Leslie is planning to write a letter to Foreign Minister William Hague. His purpose to write this letter is to make the authorities realize that how the extradition cases are dealt with must be reviewed.  

However, authorities are still looking for McGowan, who has been accused of smuggling cigarettes. The truth was revealed when he was caught with ten other men along with the containers of Superkings cigarettes. The unfortunate thing is that despite of his crime he is still out there!

Lancashire Gang – The Suspect of VAT fraud Sentenced for £56m
Alan Smith21:40 0 comments

This news is about two Lancashire men, who were suspected to be involved in £56.5 million VAT and money-laundering fraud. Finally both of these Lancashire men verdict to be in prison for 34 years for their fraudulent activities.

These two Lancashire men were Adam Umerji, a 33 years old guy, and Addullah Yusaf Allad, a 32 years old guy. Both were actually accused of their crime back in January, 2009 but escaped before the legal trial. Umerji and Allad were not alone in this crime. 3 others were also involved but they pleaded guilty prior to the legal trail, which is why they were sentenced to prison for only 15 years old at Liverpool Crown Court.



All these 5 men were involved in operating a number of fake companies, which were used to deal with mobile phone trade. They claimed million of pounds on the purchase of stock by submitting fake VAT repayment claims. Doing all this, they made a lot of money from innocent people. The story does not end here, as from the safety point of view, they transferred all this money from UK to Dubai and the truth revealed.  



The crime was so organized that even his Honour Judge Swift also declared this conspiracy as the most carefully and cleverly organized one. According to him, the entire conspiracy looked so much real but in fact, it was just an organized scam. Moreover, he clarified that Allad and Umerji were the real masterminds behind this entire scam and the level of their offending took the verdict far beyond the normal sentencing guidelines of any fraud case. 



HMRC investigated the case in detail and found the fraud of £37 million from the launch of fake network of companies back in 2006 by the gang.