Tax Cheating Doctor Sentenced

A 72 year old semi-retired ear, nose, and throat consultant found guilty of £700,000 worth of tax evasion, was sentenced this month at Belfast Crown Court: escaping jail with a suspended sentence.

An in-depth tax investigation by HM Revenue and Customs into the affairs ENT consultant Francis Gerard D’Arcy, led the tax inspectors to believe that he had failed to declare £1.4 million income earned in private practice.  He was given an opportunity to make a full disclosure, but chose not to do so.  HMRC decided to prosecute him: charging him with 4 counts of being knowingly concerned in the cheating of the public revenue contrary to Common Law.

D’Arcy pleaded guilty and in March 2014 he paid HMRC £736,542.14. The judge gave him 4 concurrent, 2 year jail sentences, all suspended for 3 years. He was also fined £230,000.

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