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£4.3m VAT evasion accused in court

Case committed to general gaol

A Santon man and his wife charged with VAT evasion have had their case committed to the Court of General Gaol.

Sixty-nine-year-old John Moore, of Meary Voar, was brought to court under warrant earlier this week for the committal hearing.

A letter sent to the court had said he was too ill to attend, but provided no evidence to show that was the case.

Mr Moore and his wife, Patricia - who together run Sheraton Ltd - allegedly evaded paying of £4.3 million of VAT between June 2010 and February 2015.

Mr Moore will be allowed to go away for medical treatment but only under consent of the court, following a written recommendation from a practitioner.

His bail was set at £1,000 by Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes.

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