TV Historian Convicted

Charlene Sumnall prosecuting on behalf of CPS Specialist Fraud Division secured the conviction of Mr Howard Tuck a notable TV historian. Mr Tuck failed to pay any income tax for a period of 6 years on his earnings of nearly £1million working for the RAF, BBC and other TV production companies. The total tax evaded was over £100,000. He had used the money to enrich himself by buying 3 foreign properties although he proclaimed he had merely "not thought" about his tax obligations and did not do so to enrich himself.

Mr Tuck pleaded guilty to the charge at Peterborough Crown Court after Charlene Sumnall had opened the case. He was sentenced to 2 years and 3 months immediate custody. Confiscation proceedings to recover the unpaid tax are on-going.