Article: Gold bars and Miami Heat ring seized as feds raid renowned sports gambler

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Gold bars and Miami Heat ring seized as feds raid renowned sports gambler

LISA J. HURIASH, 21 July 2021

Federal agents raided the home of a internationally known sports gambler in Plantation, seizing almost $4.3 million in cash, 61 gold bars, five luxury cars and a Miami Heat championship ring, according to federal court documents.

No criminal charges have been filed in the case of Clarence “Gary” Austin, the former husband of Costa Rican supermodel Lynda Diaz.

According to documents filed in federal court, “Austin’s illegal Internet gambling enterprise has produced in excess of $34 million in illegal proceeds during its operation.” Continue reading “Article: Gold bars and Miami Heat ring seized as feds raid renowned sports gambler”

Article: Pair arrested over suspected £3.4m furlough fraud

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Pair arrested over suspected £3.4m furlough fraud

Amy Austin, 10 May 2021

Aman and a woman from West Yorkshire have been arrested as part of an HM Revenue and Customs investigation into a suspected £3.4m Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fraud.

Both individuals were also arrested in relation to a suspected multi-million-pound tax fraud last month, including money laundering and VAT evasion. They have been released under investigation. More than £6m held in bank accounts controlled by the pair have been frozen by HMRC after its Taxpayer Protection Taskforce officers executed a search warrant on April 28. Continue reading “Article: Pair arrested over suspected £3.4m furlough fraud”