Jail for Nottingham Loan Shark OAP Tax Fraudster

A self-employed credit salesman, was sentenced to 18 months in prison at Nottingham Crown Court today; after being found guilty of evading £90,000 of tax.

Between November 2008 and May 2014 Anthony Lewis, aged 65 from Gamston in Nottingham, earned £350,000 in commission from his door to door business of selling short-term loans and collecting repayments.  He had never informed the taxman he was in business and so didn’t pay Income Tax or National Insurance Contributions on his earnings.

Lewis pleaded guilty to the fraudulent evasion of Income Tax.

He pleaded guilty to 5 counts of “Fraudulent Evasion of Income Tax” and was sentenced to 18 months in prison on each count; the sentences to run concurrently.

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