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LEGAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Papa John's franchisee jailed for tax fraud: report

The chain was not subject to the criminal investigation or court proceedings.

A Papa John’s franchisee who 'cooked the books' at stores in Catford and Bromley has been jailed for tax fraud.

News Shopper reported that HMRC's Fraud Investigation service said Abassin Badshah, of Quernmore Close, Bromley, under-declared his pizzeria's income, evading a total of £669,000 in Income Tax, National Insurance and Corporation Tax.

The 35-year-old was jailed for four years following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The report added that Badshah suppressed the true sales figures for the Papa John’s takeaway he ran at 223 Bromley Road, Bellingham, London, to evade Income Tax and National Insurance.

Papa John's were not subject to the criminal investigation or court proceedings, the report noted.

Read the full report here.

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