Tayside and Central Scotland

Jayne Ramzan cleared of VAT scam charge

A Dundee woman has been cleared of involvement in a £3.2m VAT scam.

Jayne Ramzan, 40, had been accused of playing a part in evading payments to HM Customs and Excise between February 2003 and July 2004.

However, the charge - which centred on her role with Dundee-based Glam Entertainments - was dropped at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The trial of co-accused Shahid Ramzan, 40, is due to resume at the High Court in Edinburgh on Thursday.

He is charged under the Proceeds of Crime Act of illegally transferring almost £115m from Scotland.

He is accused of using a scheme where goods are sold with VAT charged but not paid and then the VAT is claimed back.

Mr Razman, of Broughty Ferry, denies the charge and another of failing to pay £6m in VAT.

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