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Criminal proceedings avoided for former directors of a private group of companies subject to an HMRC tax investigation

Peters & Peters successfully persuaded HMRC to discontinue a criminal investigation into allegations that the clients, two former directors of an international group of companies, were responsible for £1.5m worth of fraudulent VAT repayment claims arising from the operation and sale of a business which provided spa services on board cruise ships.

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