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Car dealer charged with evading £5m in tax

Time 8 years ago

5cbfdebf-230f-461f-87fb-92cb6724934aA CAR DEALER from Carmarthenshire is among six people charged with evading some £5m in tax.

Jack Simon Galinsky, of Tycroes Road, Tycroes, allegedly failed to declare income tax, corporation tax, VAT and PAYE for his six firms Jobspot Ltd, Ammanford Ltd, Valuebright Ltd, E and J Autospares Ltd, Penybanc Ltd and Swansea Autospares.

The boss of Penybanc Car Centre in Ammanford is accused under common law of ‘cheating Her Majesty and Commissioners for Her Majesty’ by knowingly being concerned in the fraudulent evasion of tax, according to a report by the South Wales Guardian.

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He is also charged with concealing, disguising or removing criminal property by means of criminal conduct.

His wife, Mandy Galinsky, also of Tycroes Road, and Richard John Baylis Safadi, of Trem y Coleg, Carmarthen, are accused of the same offences, which are alleged to have taken place between 1st June 2005 and 31st March 2012.

Philip Andrew Baylis Safadi, of Deveraux Drive, Carmarthen, and Victor Louis Baylis Safadi, of Trem y Coleg, Carmarthen, are accused of being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of tax but in relation to the companies City Moves UK Ltd and CM Wales Ltd between 1st May 2007 and 31st October 2011.

Kelly Rowland, of Llanedi Road, Pontarddulais, who was a runner-up in the Miss Wales 2013 contest and is a company employee, faces a charge of false accounting. It is alleged she falsified a payslip to obtain a mortgage on 4th September 2009.


Llanelli Magistrates’ Court was told the total amount involved equalled about £5m.

Pleas have yet to be entered and all six are now due to appear at Swansea Crown Court on 25th April.

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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