Operation Grandad/Cyanide

Operation: Grandad/Cyanide
Date: 03 May 2013
Region: North West
Location: Warrington


A VAT suppression investigation from 2000 involving around £5,500,000. This individual absconded before trial. Following appearance on HMRC’s most wanted list in 2012, he was identified as living in the USA. The USA authorities deported him to Dublin for violating his visa status, from where he was extradited to the UK under a European arrest warrant. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison.