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Liquor Cos. Can't Quash Docs In £440M Tax Evasion Probe

Law360 (December 17, 2018, 2:22 PM EST) -- A British judge on Monday said documents seized from several U.K. liquor traders may be reviewed by HM Revenue and Customs authorities investigating a broad £440 million ($554 million) scheme to evade alcohol taxes, finding no indication that agents intended to exceed court-issued search warrants.

High Court Judge Clive Freedman on Monday issued a 35-page ruling rejecting the companies' request for an injunction preventing investigators probing a booze-based money laundering scheme in Britain and France from using, copying or sending documents seized in June.

The companies — including Intertrade Wholesale Ltd., Direct Booze Ltd. and Millennium Cash and Carry — said...

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