HMRC Criminal Investigations Case Studies

The Khan Partnership can support you through an HMRC criminal investigation if a civil settlement hasn't been possible. Here are some examples of successes we've previously had for clients.

HMRC Criminal Investigations Case Studies

The Khan Partnership can support you through an HMRC criminal investigation if a civil settlement hasn't been possible. Here are some examples of successes we've previously had for clients.

A UK National, arrested by the US Marshall Service in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2014 for allegedly masterminding a sophisticated $700m international Missing Trader Intra Community (MITC) VAT fraud.  Our client was remanded in custody in Nevada, USA whilst contesting an extradition request made for him from Germany. 

The global team led by The Khan Partnership challenged the issuing of an arrest warrant in Germany, contested the request for extradition in the District Court in Nevada, and co-ordinated appeals to the US Ninth Circuit Appeal Court in California.   

R v U. We were instructed by the defendant in a complex international Missing Trader Intra Community (MITC) lead VAT fraud allegedly involving tax losses of £56.5m between the UK, Europe and Dubai.  

The Khan Partnership was instructed after the original trial in relation to an appeal.  The defendant had already been convicted at trial of conspiracy to cheat the public revenue and money laundering with other legal advisors representing the defendant. The defendants were outside the UK jurisdiction when they instructed their defence teams.  Despite the client being abroad we were able to persuade the Court of Appeal to deal with the appeal.  The Court of Appeal Criminal Division was persuaded to quash the convictions on the basis that “the judge failed to secure a fair trial in the Appellants’ case” and ordered a re-trial.  The Court of Appeal ruled that the trial had been unfair due to inadmissible evidence being led by the prosecution and the unlawful questioning of a key HMRC witness by the trial Judge.

Acting for a major overseas political party in allegations of money laundering.

Acting for lead suspects in Operation Shootout, a multi-national alleged VAT fraud with UK tax losses of £500 million.

Acting for a Barrister charged with cheating the public revenue by non-submission of tax returns, later acquitted.