Disgraced former Lancs magistrate jailed for VAT fraud

A DISGRACED former Lancashire magistrate and property developer has been jailed for 40 months for his part in a VAT fraud worth nearly £1m.

Simon Price,44, who now lives in the Gloucester area, was sentenced along with his partner in crime, 45-year-old John Neil Smith, the boss of a Preston building firm, who received a 42 month jail term.

Price had pleaded guilty to 27 charges involving VAT fraud and falsifying documents at Bolton Magistrates Court in September 2012. Smith, 45, a had denied 11 similar charge... For the full story register now for free or login below...