RBS Bankers Arrested In Tax Probe

February 12, 2012 by staff 

RBS Bankers Arrested In Tax Probe, HMRC said the arrests were over the individuals’ financial affairs and not related to their work
Bankers, including four from the Royal Bank of Scotland, have been arrested in a tax fraud investigation.

The arrests included four current employees and one former employee from the Edinburgh-based bank as well as people from two other banks.

HM Revenue and Customs said the arrests concerned the financial affairs of the individuals, and were not related to their work for the bank.

They were arrested on Wednesday at their homes.

The arrests are the result of a three-year investigation by HMRC into people suspected of evading tax by using a film finance loophole.

An HMRC spokeswoman said: “As a result of an ongoing HMRC investigation into tax-related criminal offences, HMRC has arrested a number of people, some of whom work for UK banks.

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