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Six people in court over £5 million fraud case

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 26, 2014

Kelly Rowland, one of the defendants, arrives at Swansea Crown Court.

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SIX people have appeared in court facing charges relating to an alleged £5 million tax fraud.

Richard John Baylis Safadi, aged 44, of Trem y Coleg, Carmarthen, Philip Andrew Baylis Safadi, aged 32, of Devereaux Drive, Carmarthen, and Victor Louis Baylis Safadi, aged 35, of Trem y Coleg, Carmarthen, Jack Simon Galinsky, aged 63, and Mandy Jayne Galinsky, aged 50, from Tycroes Road, Tycroes, and Kelly Rowland, aged 24, from Llandei Road, Pontarddulais, all appeared at Swansea Crown Court.

Between them, they are charged with fraud and concealment of criminal evidence offences, stretching over a seven-year period between 2005 and 2012.

Jack and Mandy Galinsky, as well as Richard Safadi, are accused of evading tax on behalf of themselves and companies Jobspot Ltd, Valuebright Ltd, Ammanford Ltd, Penybanc Ltd, E&J Autospares Ltd and Swansea Autospares.

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They have also been charged with concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property.

Victor and Philip Safadi are accused of evading tax on behalf of themselves and companies City Moves UK Ltd and CM Wales.

Rowland, who was a runner-up in the 2013 Miss Wales beauty contest, was charged with a single count of false accounting, relating to an allegedly falsified payslip.

None of the group entered pleas to any of the charges.

Prosecuting barrister Ben Douglas James asked for a plea hearing to take place in October.

Judge Paul Thomas said that it would take place on October.

All six were bailed until that date.

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  • genevieveca  |  July 27 2015, 8:58AM

    So, what exactly was the outcome? did they get away with it?

  • swanseatodd10  |  April 30 2014, 10:58AM

    These people are just outright SCUM and should be sent away forever!!!!! They should have every asset they own seized and distributed to charities. SCUM like this deserve everything they get!!!!!!! This is not the first time they have been looked into, and probably not the last!!!!!!!! Long term criminals that think they can get away with anything. COME ON THE INLAND REVENUE, TAKE EVERY PENNY and then SEND THEM TO PRISON FOR AT LEAST 20 years!!!!

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