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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Operation Elveden - HMRC Employee Arrested

The Press Association reports that an HMRC employee was arrested yesterday in a dawn swoop by detectives investigating corrupt payments to public officials.

The 50-year-old man was held on suspicion of misconduct in a public office by officers from Operation Elveden.

Scotland Yard said a 43-year-old woman was also arrested at the address in north west London.

She was held on suspicion of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office and money-laundering offences.

The pair were arrested at their home at 6am and are being questioned at a central London police station.

Police said the operation was sparked by information supplied by News Corporation's management standards committee (MSC), which was set up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World last July.

Scotland Yard said in a statement:
"Today's arrests are the result of information provided to police by News Corporation's management standards committee.

They relate to suspected payments to a public official and are not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately."
An HMRC spokesperson said:
We can confirm a 50-year-old HMRC employee was arrested yesterday by Metropolitan Police Service officers in connection with Operation Elveden. For legal reasons we cannot comment further at this time.’

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  1. I await with some interest, the naming of this individual. Will the name be Anglo Saxon, or somewhat more "exotic", as is the norm in 90% of HMRC internal fraud cases?

    Just sayin'.........

  2. "misconduct in a public office"

    Crikey, that's most of HMRC's management looking over their shoulders from now on then.