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

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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.