Briton jailed for tax fraud that funded champagne lifestyle in Monaco


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The Independent Online

A Briton was jailed for four years today for a £673,000 tax fraud that funded a champagne lifestyle in Monaco.

William Batchelor was arrested at the check-in desk at Luton Airport in November 2010 as he was about to fly back to the Principality.

Batchelor, 61, a property developer who owned a £100,000 vintage car, confessed the fraud to his accountant after making up paperwork about land deals that never happened.