Stacey Haber-Hofberg

22 years jail for VAT fraud gang

A gang of four fraudsters, including a former US judge and a music producer, has been jailed for a total of 22 years for their part in a £40m VAT fraud.

For over two years the group bought and sold mobile phones through bogus firms, using fake receipts to charge VAT.

Musician Stephen Pigott, 42, of Dubai, was jailed for nine years while ex-New York judge Stacey Haber-Hofberg, 43, of Liphook, Hampshire, received six years