Tax conman using dead film producers' identities lands in jail

Carmen Reichman
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A fraudster who reaped £1.6m in VAT from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by pretending to be a number of dead Hollywood film producers, has been jailed for more than three years.

Sri-Lankan-born Damita Nikapota made a number of fraudulent VAT repayment claims via his Los Angeles-based film company, AS Productions, for films supposedly costing a total of £11m, including a Br...

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