A London GP who under-declared his income by £700,000 in a tax fraud has been sentenced after an investigation by HMRC.
Dr Khaled Yasin, aged 64, of Pickering House, Windmill Road, Ealing, London, was paid £1.3m for his work as a forensic medical examiner for the Metropolitan Police Service over an 11-year period.
But he only paid tax on £655,955 of that money, which meant he avoided a £300,000 tax bill. He also owes £50,000 in interest.
He was sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete a 200-hour community punishment order.
Dr Yasin pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty at Isleworth Crown Court of eight charges of cheating the public revenue contrary to Common Law.
The evasion was again discovered as part of the HMRC Tax Health Plan campaign to tackle undeclared tax and income from doctors and dentists.
HMRC investigator David Margree said: ‘Yasin thought he could get away with the fraud because he had declared some of his earnings – he was wrong. This was a serious breach of Yasin’s professional standards.
‘Had he come forward in 2010, and used the voluntary disclosure campaign to put his financial affairs in order, he could have avoided a criminal record and serious damage to his reputation.’
The fraud took place between April 2002 and April 2011. During this time, Dr Yasin also worked as a GP for a health centre in Brentford, Hounslow.