Tax dodgers mugshots released online!

HMRC, in their infinite wisdom, have decided to publish the mugshots of some tax criminals in a bid to try and hunt them down like dogs. The names on the Most Wanted list are described as “tax criminals who have absconded after being charged with a crime or during trial,” and it is the first time the HMRC has published photos in this way.

Don't suppose they've put a photo of Vodafone or the various tax exiles in the cabinet on that list, have they?

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David Gauke, the Exchequer Secretary, said to a chorus of sarcastic laughter: "The Government is absolutely committed to tackling tax evasion and fraud. These criminals have collectively cost the taxpayer over £765m and HMRC will pursue them relentlessly."

"We hope that publishing their pictures in this way will enable members of the public to contribute to the effort to catch them."

So, if the powers-that-be aren't naming and shaming people in business or celebrities (Jimmy Carr aside), who is on the list? Well, there's a rogue's gallery featuring Hussain Chohan who was convicted for his role in a £200million fraud which revolved around importing cigarettes. In fact, most of the Most Wanted are involved in VAT fraud and tobacco.

Apart from the exciting Cesare Selvini, who is wanted for smuggling platinum bars, which is much more like it!

You can see the whole gallery on HMRC Flickr page.


  • Mustapha S.
    What tax has the 2nd one on the left dodged? School lunch tax?
  • qwertyuiop
    The first one is clearly Max Beesley. He shouldn't be too difficult to track down. Might put an end to those annoying, condescending Jobsite ads as well!
  • Kevin N.
    Quite a few foreigners on there. Seems they have the right idea. Who is the mug really?
  • jim
    so wheres goldman sachs and all the other big company directors who dont pay enough on this list? shenanigans i tells u
  • Brian
    Where's Philip Green's mugshot? He's probably a bigger tax dodger than all these put together!
  • captain c.
    I cant see the boss of Vodaphone anywhere on the list; shouldnt he be No.1 ??
  • jt
    She can dodge my tax any time!
  • Shooter M.
    There seems to be a parcel of rogues in the top half of page 4 of the Flickr stream. About time these jokers were brought to account.

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