£34m Scammer Given 17 Years

A Solihull man who conned UK tax officials out of £34 million has been jailed for 17 years

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Jail for £34m fraudster's bodyguards

Carl Johnson, 49 Credit: HMRC

Two men from Wolverhampton appeared at Birmingham Crown Court earlier today where they were handed two years and nine months each.

Carl and Anthony Johnson, known gangsters in Wolverhampton, were found guilty of money laundering on Monday 9 July.

Anthony Johnson, 41 Credit: HMRC

The trial concluded an investigation into 13 men into a series of tax frauds.

The court heard how the Johnson brothers provided protection for Solihull tax crook Thomas Scragg, 56, who is serving a 17-year jail term for three separate fraud convictions.

£34m fraud bodyguards jailed

Two brothers from Wolverhampton who acted as bodyguards to a man who was involved in a £34 million tax fraud have been jailed for nearly 3 years.

Carl and Anthony Johnson were paid £2.4 million to give protection to Thomas Scragg who is now serving 17-years behind bars.

The Johnson brothers were arrested after people told police about their lavish lifestyle driving Bentleys, Lambourghinis and Ferraris.


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