Strictly star’s ex gets jailed for nine years

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THE ex-lover of former Strictly Come Danc­ing con­tes­tant Laila Rouass has been jailed for nine years for his part in a £250m VAT fraud.

Nasa Khan al­lowed a gang of in­ter­na­tional fraud­sters to laun­der dirty cash through his com­pa­nies in a “bla­tant and de­lib­er­ate cheat on the pub­lic purse”.

One of Bri­tain’s rich­est young en­trepreneurs Khan, 39, son of a bus driver and newsagent, founded mo­bile phone firm The Ac­ces­sory Peo­ple.

At the age of 29, he was val­ued at £45m and fea­tured in The Sun­day Times Rich List as the sev­enth rich­est in Bri­tain un­der the age of 30, just be­hind David and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham.

But as the mar­ket de­clined Khan be­came in­volved in a “miss­ing trader” VAT fraud over a three-year pe­riod.

Khan ( above), from Kingston upon Thames, who has now split up with the Spooks star, was con­victed of three counts of trans­fer­ring pro­ceeds of crim­i­nal con­duct af­ter a trial at South­wark Crown Court.

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