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Updated: New date set for Boyd-Bowman tax fraud case

A new date has been set for the case against shirtmaker Charles Boyd-Bowman at the Old Bailey.

The former director of his family’s firm, Rayner & Sturges, will appear in court on June 1 on charges of defrauding HMRC, relating to unpaid VAT of £270,000 relating to the period from July 1, 2008 to December 31, 2011, Drapers understands.

Boyd-Bowman was due to appear in court in November 2013, but the case was postponed due to ill health. He has not yet made a plea, although it is thought the six-figure bill has been paid. If found guilty, Boyd-Bowman could face a custodial sentence.

UPDATE 1 July 2017 

The Central Criminal Court, at the request of Drapers, said in a statement dated 1 July 2017: “This case had a final hearing on 4 December 2015, where the proceedings were stayed. The case had been going on for three years. There was no trial of this defendant so no one won. It was felt it was not in the public interest to pursue this case any longer.”



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