Businessman jailed over waste company VAT fraud

A Manchester businessman has been jailed for stealing more than £250,000 in VAT repayments obtained through two waste management businesses.

Chaudhry Akbar, 50, of Fairfields Road, Droylesden, used his two waste management businesses to fraudulently claim £253,426 in VAT repayments, a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation found.

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