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Accountant to the stars charged with tax fraud

A 66 year old ‘accountant to the stars’ has been charged with tax fraud on allegations that he has been overstating the accountancy fees he has been charging to his clients, according to recent reports.

Christopher Lunn, an accountant from Tunbridge Wells with high-profile clients such as actor Sean Pertwee and TV star Fiona Bruce, has been issued a summons to appear on 15 August before Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Mr Lunn seems to have been pulling the wool over the eyes of all his star clients, as there have been no suggestions that they were aware of any possible wrongdoing on the part of their accountant.

Mr Lunn’s legal troubles do not stop there, as he also stands accused of a trio of separate charges claiming that he brought forward false losses for several other firms as he was acting as director for these companies.  The accountant is also accused of falsifying records when it comes to claiming costs for Christopher Lunn & Company, his accounting firm, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Jonathon Lunn, the man’s son and one executive of the firm, said in a recent interview that Christopher Lunn & Company is pleased for the opportunity to prove the allegations are without merit. The firm is also looking forward to its third HMRC judicial review, according to the younger Lunn, who added that the company is also anticipating the results of an investigation into several counts of serious maladministration.

Lunn has been in a heated battle with the HMRC for quite some time, winning a partial victory in February of last year. This past March, Lunn once more launched a legal conflict with the taxman as well.

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