Porn mag man banged up for tax fraud

The director of company called ‘Top Shelf’ was jailed for 16 months today after making false claims to get repayments of around £75,000 of VAT.

Adult magazine distributor, Kenneth Drake, aged  55, from Chatham, Kent, pleaded guilty to Cheating the Public Revenue by claiming fraudulent VAT repayments totalling £74,900.94.  He submitted false Value Added Tax (VAT) repayment claims to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).   He created fake documentation to support his claims – relating to purchases and sales of adult magazines and DVDs for his company ‘Top Shelf’.   He claimed to have paid VAT on goods purchased from three companies that didn’t exist.

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