Tax scams man ripped off Ritchie
AN accountant to celebrities including film director Guy Ritchie has been jailed for 18 months over a £5MILLION tax scam.
David Perrin ( above) invented new verses to Gloria Gaynor’s anthem I Will Survive mocking the taxman for his staff to sing, a court heard.
One verse went: “They should have changed that stupid law, they should have buggered charity, but they have left that lovely tax relief, for folks to pay to me”.
Greedy Perrin, 46, used his profits to jet off on luxury holidays and buy sports cars and exclusive homes.
The former Revenue official exploited the charitable donations of the rich and famous for five years, offsetting their higher rate tax liabilities to grab a slice of the profits.
As well as Ritchie his clients included Jeremy Paxman and England rugby player Martin Corey – who knew nothing of the scam.
Perrin, from Luton, Beds, was convicted at Blackfriars Crown Court of cheating the Revenue by falsely stating the value of shares in four firms.