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Monday, July 9, 2012

Thomas Scragg Jailed for 17 Years, one of the longest Tax fraud sentences in British history.

A Solihull man who stole millions in PAYE employee tax has received one of the longest fraud sentences in British history.

Thomas Scragg, from Hockley Heath, was jailed for a total of 17 years following three separate fraud convictions for stealing millions of pounds in employee PAYE tax.

The extent of his fraud racket has remained a secret until now as cases against his two henchmen - Carl and Anthony Johnson from Wolverhampton - progressed through court.

But reporting restrictions were lifted after the brothers were convicted of laundering Scragg's ill-gotten gains.

Scragg used his business "Moya Payroll" - which managed staff wages from construction industry companies - to steal more than £26 million in tax between 2002 and 2007.

His co-defendant, Paul Phillips from Derbyshire, was jailed for nine years. Read More