FCA Bans Former Adviser Over Film Investment Tax Scam

Law360, London (August 9, 2019, 4:43 PM BST) -- Britain's market watchdog has banned a former adviser who conspired to cheat the U.K.’s tax authority out of millions from working in financial services. 

Neil Williams-Denton, a former director at Greystone Financial Services Ltd., was sentenced to six years in prison in 2015, after being convicted of two charges of conspiracy to defraud HM Revenue & Customs by claiming income relief on the investment losses in several film productions in the early and mid-2000s. 

In a final notice published by the Financial Conduct Authority on Thursday, the regulator said Williams-Denton is banned from carrying out any regulated activity, effective Aug. 8. ...

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