Tax Fraud Acquittal
Eric Elliott Q.C. led the successful defence team in R v Mehmood Mohammed (2011) at the Crown Court in Newcastle upon Tyne. Following a complex 3 year police investigation and lengthy Crown Court trial, on 25th May 2011 Mr Mohammed was acquitted of all charges. The 49 year old chartered accountant had been accused of being a pivotal figure in a multi-million pound tax fraud and money laundering scheme masterminded by two others. The case involved detailed analysis of accountancy practices and the legislation governing VAT and Corporation Tax. Eric Elliott Q.C. is a member of Trinity Chambers' Crime and Regulatory practice groups.