UK: HMRC Admits Letting ‘Powerful’ People Get Away With Financial Crimes


September 11 2018

HM Revenue & Customs has admitted to letting “powerful” members of society – including celebrities – escape prosecution for financial crimes.

The disclosure, reported on by The Times, came at a conference in Cambridge last week when Richard Las, a deputy director for HMRC, said criminal proceedings are not the “default option” for cases including tax evasion, fraud or money laundering.