David Saxby and Gisele Dineur kept £426,095.62 that should have been paid in VAT, Corporation Tax, Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). They were each sentenced to two and-a-half years in prison at Ipswich Crown Court after both admitted tax fraud on Monday (October 2).6 okt. 2017
‘Business incompetence’ blamed as pair jailed for failing to pay £400k tax
Published: 5:24 PM October 3, 2017 Updated: 5:43 PM October 11, 2020
A Suffolk couple who failed to pay more than £400,000 tax have each been jailed for two years and six months.
Gisele Dineur and Leslie Saxby ran a vintage clothing and bespoke tailoring business which had a warehouse in Ipswich and shop premises in London, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
Mother-of-two Dineur, 41, of Hill House Lane, Needham Market, and Leslie Saxby, 68, formerly of London but now living with his wife, admitted cheating the public revenue by failing to pay VAT, corporation tax, income tax, PAYE tax and national insurance contributions.
The offence took place between September 1, 2009 and April 5, 2015.
In addition to being jailed the couple were each disqualified from being company directors for 10 years.
Matthew Sorel-Cameron, prosecuting, said the amount involved in respect of Dineur was £254,000 and £171,000 for Saxby, making a total of £426,000.
£400,000 tax cheats told to pay back £70,000 and £1 respectively
Published: 3:20 PM April 20, 2018 Updated: 5:53 PM October 11, 2020
The trial is ongoing at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture
A couple jailed for failing to pay more than £400,000 tax have been ordered to pay back £70,000 and £1 respectively.
Leslie Saxby and Gisele Dineur ran a vintage clothing and bespoke tailoring business with a warehouse in Ipswich and a shop in London.
Mother-of-two Dineur, 41, of Hill House Lane, Needham Market, and Saxby, 68, formerly of London but now living with his wife, admitted cheating the public revenue by failing to pay VAT, corporation tax, income tax, PAYE tax and national insurance contributions.
Today (Friday) they were back in court for a confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Ipswich Crown Court heard that Saxby had available assets of £70,000 and a confiscation order was made in that sum.