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ODDJOBOCTOBER 13, 2017 at 14:11 Rate This ================================ From your link “Recently Dilawar Ravjani was …

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ODDJOBOCTOBER 13, 2017 at 14:11 Rate This
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“Recently Dilawar Ravjani was sentenced to 17 years imprisonment following conviction for conspiracy to cheat the public revenue.”

“The offence of ‘Conspiracy to Cheat the Public Revenue’ is a common law offence in England & Wales with a history going back hundreds of years.”

“The common law offence of ‘Cheat’ had applied more widely but was abolished by s32(1)(a) Theft Act 1968 except in relation to the public revenue.”

With regards your second part, HMRC investigate VAT offences under Section 72(1) of the VAT Act, Section 72(2) makes false repayment claims an offence under Section 72(1). If the prosecutor then decides to actually charge the person it is up to them what to indict the accused with. 

It is more common for HMRC to use the Fraud Act nowadays, but that is not available in Scotland, neither is the “Conspiracy to Cheat the Public Revenue” as it is under English common law. In Scotland HMRC may report the matter to the Procurator Fiscal as a tax fraud, however the PF then indicts the person under the common law. That is a matter entirely up to them.

One last part, the PF will always expect a matter to be reported to them as a statutory offence if one exists. They will then decide to use the common law if they believe it is a better option.

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OCTOBER 29, 2017 at 19:13  
Perhaps that’s why they ‘miss’ a strong Scottish Football as opposed to a strong Rangers.  The theory being we should all pay for it, just like last time!

I take it by “we” you mean every taxpayer in the UK and not just Scottish football supporters.

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OCTOBER 29, 2017 at 12:56

Thanks, that makes much more sense to me than the media notion that if Rangers come calling any club will just stand aside and any manager will just jump at the chance.

Particularly as you point out after the way the last few managers have been dealt with, the state of the club and the question of what resources they would be available.

Re any compensation in installments, it is questionable whether Rangers (either one) should be taking on further debts of this size the way things are just now. 

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Surely there wouldn’t be any deal other than

“If someone wants to employ our manager, who has recently signed a new contract then they will have to pay us £1m (or whatever) to break that contract. Then he is free to do what he wants”

Given that Aberdeen were second in the league and in both cups last year, they cannot in a hurry to get rid of him.

Or are they, maybe an Aberdeen fan could enlighten us.

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JANUARY 2, 2018 at 16:03

Not the humility then.

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JANUARY 2, 2018 at 15:37

You guessed, what gave it away.

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I’m assuming he means demur, however he could well be a shy, modest lady. 

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