‘Sunbed Tony’ given three years in jail

Sunbed Tony - Anthony Scothorne.

Sunbed Tony - Anthony Scothorne.

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A judge has jailed a Doncaster man for three years for his part in a ‘professionally organised’ scheme moving hand-rolled tobacco on which duty had not been paid.

Customs officers believed the group – of which Anthony Scothorne was a member – organised the importation of at least 2,100 kilogrammes of tobacco which was liable for import tax of more than £370,000.

Scothorne, aged 65, known as ‘Sunbed Tony’ because of his permanent tan, was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court earlier this year of conspiracy to evade duty.

 

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