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Allan Armbrister

Allan Armbrister defends VAT Accountant Fraud in York and prosecutes fraudulent Nurse in Leeds.

It has been a busy few weeks for Allan Armbrister.

At the end of July, he defended Thomas Longhurst.

Longhurst was an accountant who pleaded guilty to tax evasion amounting to over £64,000. The VAT Fraud lasted over a 3-year period.

He was given a two-year prison sentence suspended for two years on the condition he does 300 hours unpaid work.

All of the evaded tax has been paid back.

And last week Allan Armbrister prosecuted Maidei Hukuimwe at Leeds Crown Court.

Hukuime, who moved to the UK from Zimbabwe in 2000, used false documents including a false birth certificate, false passport and false driving licence to secure a job as a nurse in the NHS.

She secured a number of promotions and earning up to £34,000 but then she admitted her dishonesty and was charged with a number of criminal offences.

Hukuime was spared an immediate custodial sentence, but the Judge at Leeds Crown handed her a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years and 120 hours of unpaid work

Media coverage of the cases can be found here:

Drax, Selby, accountant ran a £64,091 VAT fraud scheme | York Press

‘Hard-working’ mum used false documents to land nursing job at Wakefield hospital | Wakefield Express


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Contact Allan’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253