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14 April 2015, 12:54
Heart's been told a Birmingham man who dodged tax when he built a Buckingham Palace style mansion must pay back £2 million - or face a decade long jail term.
Mohammed Suleman Khan built the property in Pakistan boasting its own cinema, library, servant’s quarters and guard house for a security team.
He was jailed last year after West Midlands Police discovered he’d cheated the taxman to the tune of around £450,000.
The 41-year-old claimed to run a debt-collecting firm and had an annual income of £40,000 - but detectives found he’d funded a luxury life-style by evading tax and national insurance over a nine-year period.
Last April Khan, who lived in a gated property in Edgbaston, was jailed for four years.
And at Liverpool Crown Court last week he was ordered to pay £2,209,090 back or have an additional ten years added to his prison sentence.