‘A Landscape of Lies’: Film fraudsters jailed over tax scam

Five people were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court after making false claims for VAT repayments and Film Tax Credit. The claims stated that the movie had a budget of £19.6m whereas the real cost of making the film was less than £100k. Aoife Madden, the film’s producer, pleaded guilty prior to trial and received a significant discount on her sentence. The other four defendants were convicted after trial.

Rachel Barnes was junior counsel for Ms Madden.

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25th March 2013