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    Default Accountant jailed for 2.5m theft

    An unqualified accountant who spearheaded a conspiracy for nearly a decade to steal 2.5m from public coffers has been jailed for eight years.

    John Warman, an accountant from Nottingham, prompted an investigation into his misdemeanours when he attempted to manipulate tax returns in a bid to evade tax and take the proceeds for himself.

    He was helped by one of his clients Simon Fields, who works in property rental. Fields' sentence has been adjourned until November 2009.

    Dubbed as a 'calculated plot motivated by greed' by Peter Millroy, the assistant director of criminal investigation at HM Revenue & Customs, Warman conspired with Fields to 'significantly understate the profits from his property empire' and stole 1.5m in tax.

    Fields is claimed to have provided false information to Warman for him to prepare false accounts to submit to the tax man, which showed 'reduced income' and 'increased expenditure'.

    'Their activities ensured they were able to fund luxury lifestyles and further increase their wealth at the expense of the taxpayer We will now work to reclaim the proceeds of their crime for the public purse and have restrained a number of their assets,' Millroy said.

    Warman was also found guilty of acting alone a second time, in order to steal a further 1m from falsifying accounts. Three other clients - a farmer, solicitors firm and a transport company were duped of 80,000 in total as well.

    Honour Judge Hamilton told Warman: 'You were not a very good accountant, but a very good fraudster People trusted you and you breached that trust'.

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    he deserved it . His knowledge was just waste sad
    WORK , WORK , WORK WITH HONESTY AND FAITH IN YOURSELF

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