Ex-BHS Owner Pleads Not Guilty To Tax Fraud Charges

Law360, London (October 4, 2019, 1:25 PM BST) -- The former owner of a British retail chain that collapsed in 2016 denied allegations that he cheated the tax authority, HM Revenue & Customs, out of approximately £500,000 ($620,000) in taxes at a London crown court on Friday.

Dominic Chappell, 52, pled not guilty to three charges of cheating the public revenue in connection with his investment company Swiss Rock Ltd., when he appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court. The former owner of the BHS Ltd. chain stood in the dock in a crisp suit and blue tie.

Prosecutors allege that, between March 2015 and September 2016, Chappell cheated...

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