Film fraud duo sentenced over film scheme loophole

He said: “Following the tragic circumstances of the death of his daughter in Turkey he campaigned for justice, evidence of his good character and exemplary conduct apart from this matter.

“There are a number of other factors reducing the seriousness of his offending in my submission, he has no previous convictions, has shown some element of remorse and there has now been some time lapsed since the offending.”

Potter, of Manchester, admitted cheating the public revenue, while Williams-Denton, of Greater Manchester, was convicted of the charge.

Edinburgh, of Loughton and Walsh, of Eltham, southeast London; were cleared of one count of cheating the public revenue.

Amin, of Clapham, southwest London, and Elsom, of Billericay, Essex, were acquitted of the same charge.

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