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£26m VAT scam man is sentenced

A MAN convicted of a massive series of scams which cheated the Government out of more than £26 million in VAT was yesterday jailed for nine years.

Former DJ, marketing consultant, pop promoter and nightclub boss Shahid "Shy" Ramzan claimed to be an entrepreneur buying and selling mobile phones.

But after a marathon trial, he was found guilty of carousel fraud and money-laundering.

The trial heard Ramzan carried out the scam between October 2002 and July 2004 from Broughty Ferry in Dundee. The authorities will now claw back profits Ramzan made.

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