Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Filmmakers 'used former EastEnders star to help cheat taxpayers out of £1m in bogus movie con'

Basher Al-Issa, 34, is alleged to have faked VAT receipts and film tax credits for a £19.6 million gangster film called A Landscape of Lives that was never made. However, after the taxman caught up with the fraud in 2011, the former property developer and his co-conspirators cobbled together a low budget film called A Landscape of Lies to make the claims seem legitimate, it was said
Al-Issa and co-defendants Tarik Hassan, 52, Ian Sherwood, 54, and Osama Albaghdady, 51, are accused of conspiracy to cheat the revenue between April 2010 and April 2011
News report here.