Gloucestershire events organiser sentenced for tax scam
04-Feb-10by Annie Byrne
A corporate events organiser from Cheltenham has been handed a six month suspended sentence at Bristol Crown Court for submitting false self assessment tax returns from 2002 to 2007. Michael Frosh was found to have illegally evaded around £65,000 in income tax on commission paid to him in the United Arab Emirates. The scam came to light in February 2007. Soon after, HM Revenue & Customs charged Frosh with fraudulent evasion of income tax, contrary to section 144(1) of the Finance Act 2000.