UK: Former escort agency owner jailed for tax fraud
18 Oct 2017

A mother-of-five, who lied about earning hundreds of thousands of pounds from her ‘London’ escort agency so that she could evade paying tax and claim state benefits, has been jailed for three years.

An investigation led by HMRC working alongside the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), revealed that for more than seven years Janine Adeleke, 45, of East Sussex, claimed to be unemployed. In fact she was running her Bexhill-based escort business, Carltons of London, which claimed to offer ‘high class’ escort services, providing the “finest London escorts to gentlemen of distinction”.

Investigators found that Adeleke had stolen £212,000 in unpaid Income Tax, National Insurance Contributions and tax credits payments by declaring that she had no income.

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