A case against a fraudster involved in a £12m computer chip VAT scam has been adjourned for the second time in the same month.
Raymond May, from Bromley in south London, was ordered to repay £3.2m to the government after he was convicted for his part in a multimillion-pound VAT fraud in 2002.
He has made a number of appeals over the years against the order to repay, and has failed to settle his debts. He could now face up to five years in prison.
It has been widely reported in publications such as the Daily Mail and TheLondonPaper that May, who claims to be an odd-job man and a gardener, owns a 20-room, £2.5m mansion in Bromley with indoor swimming pool, a £175,000 yacht and a string of other assets including several properties.
He appeared before Judge Quentin Purdy at Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday 26 October, and the case has been adjourned.
CRN understands both sides have asked for more time to gather together evidence and documents.
The case will be heard again on 2 December, again at Westminster Magistrates Court.
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