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Prosecutors seize £1.6m from Scots tax cheat after thousands of cash-stuffed envelopes found at home

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A man has been ordered to pay back £600,000 in unpaid tax after a raid of his home and the seizure of £1million from several bank accounts in one of Scotland's largest ever tax settlement cases.Goljar Singh, 44, was tracked by police after several of his bank accounts were detected as having received large cash deposits.

The Civil Recovery Unit (CRU) and HMRC found the payments were coming from the same post office within a matter of weeks in March 2021.

By May, officers carried out a search warrant of his home and found several suit cases containing over 3,000 envelopes stuffed with cash amounting to more than £690,000.

Singh agreed £600,000 of the sum was recoverable, of which he agreed to hand over.Another £1million was seized from bank accounts belonging to the East Lothian man.

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